FBI Director Urges Justice Dept. to Reject Trump Claim on Wiretap
By Solange Reyner
March 6, 2017
FBI Director James Comey on Sunday asked the Justice Department to publicly knock down President Donald Trump's allegations that former President Barack Obama directed intelligence agencies to wiretap his phones during the presidential election, The New York Times reports.
Comey has said in private that the charges are entirely false and has been working to get the DOJ to reject the claim because "it falsely insinuates that the FBI broke the law," officials told the Times.