Comey knocks down Trump's wiretap claim

WASHINGTON (AP) – FBI Director James Comey is the latest government official to reject President Donald Trump’s claims that he was wiretapped by Barack Obama.

Testifying to a House panel today, Comey said, “I have no information that supports those tweets, and we have looked carefully inside the FBI.”

Comey says no individual can order surveillance of an American. He says courts grant this permission after a rigorous application process.

He testified along with National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers, who also disputed allegations that surfaced last year that British intelligence services were involved in wiretapping of Trump.

Earlier this month, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer referred to unsubstantiated allegations made by a Fox News analyst that GCHQ, the British electronic intelligence agency, had helped Obama wiretap Trump. The British intelligence agency flatly denied it happened.

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