Published: Tue, March 21, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Trump should apologize to Obama for wiretapping allegations: former Central Intelligence Agency chief

Trump should apologize to Obama for wiretapping allegations: former Central Intelligence Agency chief

James Comey told the House Intelligence Committee that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department found nothing to support claims that former president Barack Obama ordered surveillance of Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election campaign.

Panetta, now co-chair of the bipartisan policy center's task force on defense personnel, found no evidence to support President Trump's baseless wiretapping accusation made over two weeks ago. Then, noting Trump's recent feuds with Australia, Germany and Britain, Panetta issued a scathing warning.

To date, the White House has not provided any evidence to back up Trump's claims.

The Committee chairman of House Intelligence and Rep. Devin Nunes, (R-Calif.) former Trump campaign surrogate and ranking Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) gave the Trump administration time till today to provide evidence of the president's claim, and this is a part of the election probe tampering by Russian officials. "Like many other things, this will also blow over", said John Feehery, Republican strategist.

FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

Hours before FBI Director James Comey's testimony to the House Intelligence Committee, former CIA Director Leon Panetta weighed in on the status of President Trump's wiretapping claim with "Morning Joe".

Comey told the House panel that no president could order the surveillance that Trump described in his tweets.

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