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NY Times Seeks Carter Page Wiretap Records, Saying Trump Already Breached Secrecy

NY Times Seeks Carter Page Wiretap Records, Saying Trump Already Breached SecrecyThe New York Times has asked the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to release warrant application documents on President Donald Trump’s former campaign aide Carter Page.



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Department Of Justice Says It Has No Evidence Obama Ordered Wiretap Of Trump Tower

Department Of Justice Says It Has No Evidence Obama Ordered Wiretap Of Trump TowerThe Department of Justice confirmed in a Friday court filing it had no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the presidential campaign.



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Donald Trump walks out of interview after being asked about Obama wiretap claims

Donald Trump walks out of interview after being asked about Obama wiretap claimsDonald Trump cut short an interview after he was pushed to explain his allegations that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phone. On CBS “Face The Nation”, host John Dickerson pressed Mr Trump on various topics including his first 100 days in the White House and his new health care plans, but Mr Trump stopped when he was asked about the alleged wiretap. Mr Dickerson first asked the President if he stood by his claim that Mr Obama was a “sick and bad guy”.



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AP FACT CHECK: The week when Trump's wiretap accusation died

AP FACT CHECK: The week when Trump's wiretap accusation diedWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's accusation that his predecessor ordered snooping of his communications has fallen apart, slapped down by the FBI chief and again by the Republican leading the House intelligence committee, a Trump ally. The president gave up on arguing that Barack Obama tapped his phones, and he doesn't give up on anything easily.



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Intel chair Nunes admits mishandling Trump wiretap claim

Intel chair Nunes admits mishandling Trump wiretap claimHouse intelligence committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., apologized to members of the panel today for his public claims about intelligence community surveillance of President Trump’s transition team amid charges from Democrats that his unilateral announcement on the White House lawn had “betrayed” the panel’s bipartisan investigation of Russian cyberattacks on the 2016 election. “At this point, the committee’s independence is on life support,” Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., told Yahoo News after a closed-door meeting of the committee Thursday. “Not since Sept. 11 has this committee been charged with such an important responsibility,” Swalwell added, referring to the panel’s Russia probe.



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Intel chair Nunes admits mishandling Trump wiretap claim

Intel chair Nunes admits mishandling Trump wiretap claimHouse intelligence committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., apologized to members of the panel today for his public claims about intelligence community surveillance of President Trump’s transition team amid charges from Democrats that his unilateral announcement on the White House lawn had “betrayed” the panel’s bipartisan investigation of Russian cyberattacks on the 2016 election. “At this point, the committee’s independence is on life support,” Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., told Yahoo News after a closed-door meeting of the committee Thursday. “Not since Sept. 11 has this committee been charged with such an important responsibility,” Swalwell added, referring to the panel’s Russia probe.



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WSJ: Trump clings to wiretap claim ‘like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,’ damaging his credibility

WSJ: Trump clings to wiretap claim ‘like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,’ damaging his credibility“If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him?” the WSJ wrote.



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Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus

Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogusWASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump's associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James Comey said Monday in an extraordinary public confirmation of a probe the president has refused to acknowledge, dismissed as fake news and blamed on Democrats.



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White House: Despite FBI Finding 'No Evidence', Wiretap Hearings Not Over

White House: Despite FBI Finding 'No Evidence', Wiretap Hearings Not OverWhite House spokesman Sean Spicer said in the daily briefing that despite FBI Director James Comey testifying to Congress there was "no evidence" to support Trump's wiretapping claims, the White House will not apologize.



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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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