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The Justice Department found no evidence of Obama wiretapping Trump Tower

The Justice Department (DOJ) on Saturday announced its conclusion that there is no evidence that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election, as President Trump claimed on Twitter earlier this year. "Both FBI and [the DOJ's National Security Division] confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets," the DOJ reported.

"Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory," Trump tweeted in March. "Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!"

While security experts note that Trump Tower communications could have been swept up in foreign surveillance, the Senate Intelligence Committee in March came to the same conclusion as the DOJ. Fired FBI Director James Comey also denied Trump's claim.