Congress to probe Trump wiretap claim

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Key members of Congress say they’ll honor President Donald Trump’s request to investigate his unsubstantiated claim that Barack Obama overstepped his authority as president and had Trump’s telephones tapped during the election campaign.

A U.S. official says the FBI has asked the Justice Department to dispute Trump’s allegation, though no such statement has been issued.

Obama’s intelligence director also said no such action was ever carried out.

Trump on Saturday made a startling claim of presidential abuse of power without evidence.

Trump is said to be frustrated by his senior advisers’ inability to tamp down the Russia issue.

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  • steve

    Many people are saying that Obama couldn’t do this without violation of FISA. However, he believes that rules and laws are for others to follow, but not him. He believes that he can do whatever he wants as long as the public never hears about it. Obama still has a lot of support by liberals and for him to do the wiretapping without FISA Court approval is not only very possible, it’s very likely.