FBI head denies Trump wiretap claim, confirms Russia election probe

FBI head denies Trump wiretap claim, confirms Russia election probeBy Patricia Zengerle and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the FBI publicly challenged U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, denying the Republican’s claim that former president Barack Obama wiretapped his 2016 election campaign and confirming his agency had launched a criminal investigation into any collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia. FBI Director James Comey told a congressional hearing he had seen no evidence to support a claim by Trump that Obama had wiretapped his campaign headquarters in Manhattan’s Trump Tower.



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