FBI Head James Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Publicly Announce That Trump Lied About Obama “Wiretapping” Him
While Donald Trump plays golf at Mar-a-Lago, his tweets accusing President Obama of “wiretapping” him during the campaign are making some big waves in Washington DC.
According to the New York Times, FBI director James Comey has now asked the Justice Department to publicly reject Trump’s claim.
WASHINGTON — 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.
So far, the DOJ has not issued any such statement, but this is a real jaw-dropper, folks; the head of the FBI asking the DOJ to announce that the president of the United States lied to the public.
The US is headed for a showdown. How long can this reckless, irresponsible madman keep going like this?