FBI Director Comey rejects President Trump’s claim of Obama wiretapping

It is reported that on Saturday, March 4, FBI Director James Comey — whom Trump had retained from the Obama administration — asked the Department of Justice to publicly reject President Trump’s assertion that, during the 2016 campaign, his phones had been illegally wiretapped by the Obama administration.

A wiretap cannot be directed at a US facility, without finding probable cause that the phone lines or internet addresses were being used by agents of a foreign power.

If the report about Comey is true, this means a rebellion by an unelected Executive branch official against a sitting President who is his superior. It also means that Trump’s presidency is effectively over.

From the New York Times, March 5, 2017:

The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, asked the Justice Department this weekend to publicly reject President Trump’s assertion that President Barack Obama ordered the tapping of Mr. Trump’s phones, senior American officials said on Sunday. Mr. Comey has argued that the highly charged claim is false and must be corrected, they said, but the department has not released any such statement.

Mr. Comey, who made the request on Saturday after Mr. Trump leveled his allegation on Twitter, has been working to get the Justice Department to knock down the claim because it falsely insinuates that the F.B.I. broke the law, the officials said.

A spokesman for the F.B.I. declined to comment. Sarah Isgur Flores, the spokeswoman for the Justice Department, also declined to comment.

Mr. Comey’s request is a remarkable rebuke of a sitting president, putting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the position of questioning Mr. Trump’s truthfulness. The confrontation between the two is the most serious consequence of Mr. Trump’s weekend Twitter outburst, and it underscores the dangers of what the president and his aides have unleashed by accusing the former president of a conspiracy to undermine Mr. Trump’s young administration.

The White House showed no indication that it would back down from Mr. Trump’s claims. On Sunday, the president demanded a congressional inquiry into whether Mr. Obama had abused the power of federal law enforcement agencies before the 2016 presidential election. In a statement from his spokesman, Mr. Trump called “reports” about the wiretapping “very troubling” and said Congress should examine them as part of its investigations into Russia’s meddling in the election.

In addition to being concerned about potential attacks on the bureau’s credibility, senior F.B.I. officials are said to be worried that the notion of a court-approved wiretap will raise the public’s expectations that the federal authorities have significant evidence implicating the Trump campaign in colluding with Russia’s efforts to disrupt the presidential election.

Mr. Comey has not been dealing directly with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the matter, as Mr. Sessions announced on Thursday that he would recuse himself from any investigation of Russia’s efforts to influence the election. It had been revealed on Wednesday that Mr. Sessions had misled Congress about his meetings with the Russian ambassador during the campaign.

Mr. Comey’s behind-the-scenes maneuvering is certain to invite contrasts to his actions last year, when he spoke publicly about the Hillary Clinton email case and disregarded Justice Department entreaties not to.

It is not clear why Mr. Comey did not issue a statement himself. He is the most senior law enforcement official who was kept on the job as the Obama administration gave way to the Trump administration. And while the Justice Department applies for intelligence-gathering warrants, the F.B.I. keeps its own records and is in a position to know whether Mr. Trump’s claims are true. While intelligence officials do not normally discuss the existence or nonexistence of surveillance warrants, no law prevents Mr. Comey from issuing the statement.

In his demand for a congressional inquiry, the president, through his press secretary, Sean Spicer, issued a statement on Sunday that said, “President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”

Yesterday, former George W. Bush administration attorney general Michael Mukasey told ABC’s “This Week” that, based on his reading of certain news reports, he believes President Trump is likely correct that there was surveillance on Trump Tower for intelligence purposes, but incorrect in accusing Obama of ordering the wiretapping. Mukasey said the wiretapping was “conducted at the behest of” Obama’s attorney general Loretta Lynch and the Justice Department.

Mukasey said if there were a wiretap on Trump Tower, it would mean that there was suspicion “somebody in Trump Tower may have been acting as an agent of the Russians for whatever purpose. Not necessarily the election, but for some purpose.”

Also yesterday, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) announced Congress will investigate President Trump’s claim that his phones were illegally tapped by the Obama administration. The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), however, was less specific, saying his panel “will follow the evidence where it leads, and we will continue to be guided by the intelligence and facts as we compile our findings.” (New York Post)

But what good would a Congressional investigation be if the FBI Director and the Justice Department already declared Trump’s accusation to be in error?

In a statement, Obama’s spokesman Kevin Lewis denied that Obama or the White House had ordered any such surveillance:

“A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice. As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”

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Please pray for President Trump.

Please pray for America.

See also “Former AG Loretta Lynch and Senate Democrats call for subverting President Trump with marches, blood, and death“.

~Eowyn

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33 responses to “FBI Director Comey rejects President Trump’s claim of Obama wiretapping



  1. There be something in the wood pile!

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  2. Kevin J Lankford

    The fact they allowed obama, a fraud, foreign infiltrator, muslim, communist, to occupy our highest office for eight years, tells us with out question who the treasonous liars are.

    So far Trump is the only one who has told any truth.

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  3. George Webb has said that Obama may not have known about the first FISA request which was denied by the FISA court (the first one being the one that had Trump’s name on it) but Obama must have known about the second FISA request (the one that the FISA court of review approved, which was the one that did not include Trump’s name and mentioned only servers or equipment—which, in an of itself is rather amazing because the equipment is still attached to a location in Trump Tower).

    So Webb is saying Obama was backed into a corner about this. If that is the truth, then it appears Hillary was, for the second time, acting as POTUS (the first time with Bubba Clinton and the second time with Obama). She would’ve been the direct beneficiary of such a wiretap during the campaign. Webb has stated that Andrew McCabe (2nd on the food chain at the FBI) is the one who actually ordered the tap but that it was at Hillary’s behest, and that McCabe has done this numerous times over a number of years.

    So, it’s obvious at this point, that no one is going to be brought to account on the wiretap — which is par for the course. The technology exists to tap anyone, anywhere, anytime. The FISA court is a formality for times such as these, when the Deep State WANTS someone to know about the surveillance. Your cellphone can be tapped since the microphone can be turned on and off whenever it pleases them, your computer likely has a camera and microphone, as does your television. So we’ve helped pay for the equipment that spies on us and imprisons us.

    I’m just wondering one thing; when do the globalists have in mind to have this purple revolution go hot? Because we know they work on rather detailed timelines.

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  4. Prima facie Comey is either wrong or lying. The 2nd FISA request WAS GRANTED. Trump WAS spied upon.

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    • We can have prima facie evidence until the cows come home. In our current situation, that doesn’t count for much except to rile everyone up. The fact that we are being told, boldly, upfront, in our faces that these things are happening and nothing will be done to bring people to account is the real story. Seems like we’re being told we’ve lost our republic while we watched ‘primetime’ television ‘programming’.

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      • stlonginu .. . . I certainly agree with . . . “we’re being told we’ve lost our republic while we watched ‘primetime’ television ‘programming.’ I am left wondering why Trump made the choice to keep Comey on in his post at the FBI.

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  5. comey probably denied Trump’s request because he’s directly involved and they haven’t stopped wiretapping him…Trump should get rid of all obama holdovers…was a mistake not to clean house…very sad that people maintain allegiance to a POTUS/POTUS’ boss than to the country.
    who wiretapped obama? no one…he even had a special phone made so that he could make and receive calls without anyone knowing the the person with whom he was speaking…

    it’s interesting how mukasey and others are trying to make a direct causation that the wiretapping means “somebody in Trump Tower may have been acting as an agent of the Russians for whatever purpose.” instead of stating what is obvious to me that obama’s DOJ was trying to get dirt on Trump for the dnc (hellary)…this is like watergate all over again…”comeygate”…

    also, “mukasey said the wiretapping was ‘conducted at the behest of’ Obama’s attorney general Loretta Lynch and the Justice Department.'”
    who did she answer to….? she wasn’t AG in a vacuum. so, she ordered it means obama approved it.

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    • MomOfIV . . . I agree 100% with everything that you have written. It was a terrible mistake that Comey was kept on. It is outrageous that Obama will do anything, and everything to sabotage President Trump’s presidency.

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    • I totally agree with you. Not replacing Comey has been the largest failure of Trump to date. A lot of what is being reported lately is exaggerated and falls under the “fake news” category IMHO, but there’s no getting around this: Comey must go if Trump has any hope of reining in the Washington filth.

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  6. Now I think I understand why there were all the fake bomb threats at the Trump headquarters in NYC when he first announced he was going to run for POTUS and later when he won the nomination. What a clever excuse to clear the building and bring in your people (NSA, FBI, CIA, DOJ, et.al.) disguised as members of the bomb squad then use the event as a cover to tap, tap, tap and put all your hardware in place. That’s my opinion, anyway, as no one was ever arrested or charged with making the initial threats. Hmmmmm . . . . . .

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    • makes sense…

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    • Carrie . . . you comment makes the most incredible sense of anything I have heard. It is unfortunate that no one followed up after the bomb scares to make sure that wire tapping had not been installed. Does anyone know, I am assuming that an expert could detect the evidence of wire tapping upon inspection. Evidently gone are the days where we cannot suspect nefarious dealings going on.

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    • NOW is the time for Trump to publicly declare that recent events have shown him that he cannot trust ANY of the prior Badministration’s people,so they will ALL be escorted to the door,and will NOT be admitted again. (They can submit requests for any personal belongings they leave behind and they will be shipped to their location of choice.) Replacements for those removed from office will be chosen over the following few days.

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      • truckjunkie . . . what you have said makes the most sense of anything that could possibly be done at this point in time. As you have said, do not even allow him to return to his office to collect anything . . . have it sent by currier to wherever he wants. There is a website where you can email the POTUS. I think that people need to be typing fast and furiously requesting that Comey, and any other Obama leftovers be escorted to the door post haste. I just do not believe that these people have the slightest reverence for our nation, for the survival of the country, and if someone who is not in the Obama camp is inadvertently thrown out, well that would be very sad, but sometimes things have to be done “for the greater good.”

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    • Comey OUT Comey OUT Comey OUT Comey OUT Comey OUT Comey OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Interesting and plausible. Just like the months leading up to 9-11 and the Gelatin (‘art’) crew having free access to the towers.

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  7. traildustfotm

    Comey is too compromised to be trusted.

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  8. You traildust, and MomOfIV are correct, as usual. Comey is traitorous garbage beholden to the Clintons and no doubt in some way[s] to the Obamination. I’m sure Donald can trump them in their sick game, but he must pick do so with immense care, as some people surrounding him may be plants, waiting to make a move.

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    • Joseph . . . you are correct that “Donald can trump them in their sick game.”

      I do hope that you are feeling better than you were the other day!

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  9. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this incredible post. I, too, wish President Trump would not have allowed Comey to retain his position, especially since he is conjoined with Obama. I hope he fires him. The best thing I can do is to pray heavily for President Trump, and do so consistently and daily. We all must do this to help our President against vicious leftists that still remain employed as set out above, and behave in bad faith. Evil. . .evil. . .evil.

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  10. I agree with previous posts that Comey shouldn’t be within 10 miles of the WH. He is indebted to the Clinton/Obama team and has flipped flopped so many times, no one knows where he stands entirely. Even his brother works for the Clintons and he has taken money from the CF.
    Trump has his hands full cleaning out the trash. The way it stands now, the truth may not be the truth at all. cover ups will become the norm. Who to trust? Who is giving him bad advice? Who is sabotaging the WH.
    It is hard to believe the President would have made the story up, what were his sources?
    BTW, someone tell Schumer to shut the heck up and stop with the lying.

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    • Glenn47 . . . well put. I have little doubt that there are still some in the inner circle who are sabotaging this administration. I can easily see where Trump got the idea that he had been wiretapped, since it was reported in at least two sources that the Justice Dept had asked for a warrant, and was refused the first time, but the records, or at least these news outlets are reporting that the second time they sought a warrant to wiretap–it was granted. That would certainly lead me to conclude that some nefarious stuff was going on. As far as Schumer goes, he is a POS, and if the Lord struck him dumb . . . it would be a wonderful relief for the rest of us to be free from hearing his voice. He’s another one, if his mouth is movin’ . . . then he’s lying! He disgusts me just about as much as that old biddy–Pelosi, and the now defunct–Harry Reid!

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    • Schumer can’t help himself…and he’s also a dual citizen.

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  11. Mr. Comey sells his soul to the highest bidder. He likes to be noticed and like a viper waits for the opportunity to strike. Should have been paid the rest of his contract -I believe ends in 2020, and booted out. He is a man of little or no scrpupules, he is the low life of the practicing attorneys.

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    • I agree with most of what you have said, but since he has proven to . . . . “not be the man for that job.” I would save the money that paying him off for the rest of his contract would involve. He has flip flopped more than a fish being reeled into a fishing boat!

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      • Auntie Lulu you are right, he is useless but I’d rather pay him off so he can get off from under my skin. Anyway, he will be the dirty rag CNN, CBS, MSNBC, and NBC can use for the next four years, and counting.

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  12. FBI Plan to Pay Ex-Spy for Trump Intel during Campaign Sparks Questions of Obama Admin’s Use of Federal Authorities for Political Gain

    http://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/fbi-plan-pay-ex-spy-trump-intel-during-campaign-sparks-questions-obama-admin’s

    From the link…

    WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley today is seeking details on the FBI’s reported plans to hire former British spy Christopher Steele to investigate Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, even though the FBI was aware that he was being paid by Democrat political operatives to conduct opposition research on Trump. Steele is the author of the controversial dossier that includes unsubstantiated claims alleging ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

    In a letter today to FBI Director James Comey, Grassley is requesting a briefing on the agreement as well as the FBI use of the material in Steele’s memos. Grassley also wants to know whether the FBI ever independently verified the memos’ claims.

    “The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for President in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration’s use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends. It is additionally troubling that the FBI reportedly agreed to such an arrangement given that, in January of 2017, then-Director Clapper issued a statement stating that ‘the IC has not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable, and we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions,’” Grassley said in the letter.

    In the letter, Grassley is requesting records related to the reported agreement. He is also seeking answers to a number of questions, including who was involved in decisions related to hiring Steele and using his memos, whether the FBI used materials in the memo as the basis for seeking warrants and other investigative tools, and if the FBI has been able to independently verify allegations made in the memos.

    Full text of Grassley’s letter to Comey – https://t.co/wbhaHD3yLb

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  13. UPDATE: President Obama’s Own Defense Deputy Admits Obama White House Spied on Candidate/President-Elect Trump…

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/03/28/oh-my-president-obamas-own-defense-deputy-admits-obama-white-house-spied-on-candidatepresident-elect-trump/

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  14. Here is a video you might like to look at:

    Prophetic Dream of Obama Scheme Against Trump is Remarkably Accurate

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