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US Congress investigates alleged wiretapping of Trump
14:52, 6 March 2017
US Congress investigates alleged wiretapping of Trump

FBI asks United States Department of Justice to disprove Trump’s accusations regarding wiretapping

14:52, 6 March 2017

Reuters

Senate Intelligence Committee will investigate alleged wiretapping of Trump, while the White House "will have to answer as to what exactly" Trump was referring to when he claimed Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the election, according to DW.

The committee "will make inquiries into whether the government was conducting surveillance activities on any political party's campaign officials or surrogates," House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes says, according to AP.

A Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee stressed that they’re "going to follow the facts wherever they lead," claiming he is "also sure that this matter will be a part of that inquiry."

At the same time, former director of national intelligence James Clapper said "there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect at the time, as a candidate or against his campaign." He also emphasized that if such document existed, he would have known about it.

FBI has also submitted request to the United States Department of Justice to knock down reports of communications between Trump associates and Russians during the campaign as well as President Donald Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the 2016 presidential election.

As it was reported earlier, US President Donald Trump has accused the former head of state Barack Obama that he tapped his phone in October 2016, shortly before the presidential election.

Related: Obama denied Trump's accusations of tapping his phone

Related: Trump accused Obama of tapping his phone before elections

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