President Trump’s allegation that former President Obama ordered the phones at Trump Tower to be tapped has been met with a strong reaction from Obama’s FBI Director, James Comey.
The same Director Comey, who stated that Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be indicted, after finding her negligent for mishandling sensitive and classified documents on an unsecured email server.
Comey even went so far as to request that the Justice Department reject President trump’s assertion, stating that the “highly charged claim is false and must be corrected.”
From the Conservative Tribune:
FBI Director James Comey has asked the Justice Department to reject President Donald Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama tapped his phones before the election, senior officials have claimed.
Comey reportedly made the request Saturday after Trump published his allegations on Twitter without backing up his claims. Comey was reportedly working with the department to refute the claim because it suggests that the FBI broke the law, the officials said.
The New York Times asserted:
that such a statement “would be a remarkable rebuke of a sitting president, putting the nation’s top law enforcement officials in the position of questioning the truthfulness of the government’s top leader.”
That’s probably why Trump is asking for a congressional investigation because he doesn’t want such a scandal hanging over his head.
The Conservative Tribune added:
White House press secretary Sean Spicer cited “reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations,” suggesting to some that the basis for the president’s claim was media reports.
Trump has called for a congressional investigation of the matter. Spicer said Trump would request that intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused during the campaign. He added that the White House would not comment on the matter until such oversight was conducted.
According to The Hill:
Comey was upset because “there is no evidence to support” Trump’s claim and “it insinuates that Comey’s FBI broke the law.”
And the CT added:
It certainly does insinuate that the FBI broke the law, but it wouldn’t be the first time Obama spied on anyone.
Of course, Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis denied the allegations, but a spokesman for the FBI and Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores declined to comment on the matter.
That former President Obama spied on Donald Trump during the election and after the inauguration, we can be fairly certain of and it is only expected that Obama would deny it. What is worrisome is the fact that now we cannot trust the director of the FBI, James Comey, to be nonpartisan and unbiased against our new sitting president.
Source: Conservative Tribune