Trump reiterates wiretapping claim; report finds no evidence

A classified report delivered by the United States Justice Department to House and Senate investigators does not confirm President Donald Trump’s allegations that the former president Barack Obama wiretapped him during last year’s presidential campaign, CNN reported citing sources with knowledge of the classified report’s contents.

The Justice Department declined to comment on the contents of the report, but, earlier in the day, a spokeswoman confirmed it had delivered the document. “The Department of Justice has complied with the request from leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and Judiciary Committees seeking information related to surveillance during the 2016 election,” Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said on Friday.

The House Committee is set to hold a hearing on Monday with National Security Agency director Mike Rogers and Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. The Senate Intelligence Committee announced on Friday it would hold a hearing on Russia’s meddling with the US election on March 30.

Trump has stood by his claim, repeating the allegation again on Friday while standing next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.