(WASHINGTON, LANKAPUVATH) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey has rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that his predecessor, Mr. Barack Obama, ordered a wiretap of his phone before he was elected United States (US) President, US media say.
Mr. Comey reportedly asked the US Justice Department (DOJ) to publicly reject Saturday’s allegation, according to the New York Times and NBC.
He is said to have asked for this because the allegation falsely insinuated that the FBI broke the law.
The DOJ has not commented.
US media quoted officials as saying that Mr. Comey believed there was no evidence to support President Trump’s allegation.
From an FBI Director this is a startling rebuke of a sitting President and Mr. Comey will be under pressure from Democrats to voice it publicly, the BBC reported from Washington.
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