Washington – A white spokesperson has said that US President Donald Trump does not accept FBI’s denial of the charges that Barack Obama wiretapped the billionaire’s phones last year.
According to reports, FBI Director James Comey asked the Justice Department over the weekend to publicly refute Trump’s accusations that Obama ordered wiretapping of Trump’s phones during the 2016 electoral campaign. The Justice Department hasn’t issued any statement in this regards yet.
Comey asked the department over the weekend that the gravity of the accusations call for a public statement by the Justice Department that such a thing didn’t happen.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House spokesperson, was asked during an interview yesterday whether Trump will accept Comey’s view on the matter. To this she replied that she think Trump doesn’t accept this and with former President Obama “wiretapping American citizens” there is all the possibility that he “could have” done the same to Trump.
“The President wants the truth to come out to the American people through the House Intelligence Committee and that is the process we go through,” she said.
Trump levied the accusations against Obama through a series of tweets without providing any evidence or proof for the same. The accusations were outright rejected hours later as “simply false” by the former president through a statement by his spokesman Kevin Lewis.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer asked later that Congress investigate the alleged wiretapping as part of the case about Russia`s supposed interference in last November`s US presidential election, in order to determine whether there was a potential abuse of power by the Obama administration.
Spicer noted that neither the White House nor President Trump will make any more statements about these controversial reports.