The Justice Department said in a court filing Friday evening that it has no evidence to support President Donald Trump's assertion in March that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped the phones in Trump Tower before last year's election.
"Both FBI and NSD confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets," the department's motion reads. NSD refers to the department's national security division.
The motion came in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by a group pushing for government transparency, American Oversight.
On March 4, Trump tweeted: "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!"
"How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process," Trump also tweeted. "This is Nixon/Watergate."
A "court filing" on "Friday evening" means "we have some embarrassing shit to dump into the holiday weekend news cycle, kthankbai."
Where is Trump's apology to President Barack Obama? I must have not read the whole story because I don't remember seeing it anywhere. The circus peanut shitbag running the country right now owes a lot of apologies to numerous aggrieved parties, but, just like the debts he owes the contractors who work on his awful properties, don't expect to see any of these obligations met any time soon.
And just so we're clear, here's the National Fucking Review writing, in March, that Trump's assertion that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower was a complete and utter fabrication. The National Review said this months ago, and the Justice Department is only now coming around? Yeah, sounds about right.