Stories

Official who oversaw wiretapping said there was none of Trump

James Clapper, who as director of national intelligence from 2010 to 2017 would be the person to know if there was any wiretapping going on of Donald Trump, was unequivocal today on "Meet the Press" saying there wasn't. He tells Chuck Todd he would know if any such wiretapping was going on, including by the FBI, and that there wasn't any to his knowledge. Todd presses him on whether court-ordered wiretapping was being done, leading to this remarkable exchange:

Todd: "And at this point you can't confirm or deny whether something like that exists?
Clapper: "I can deny it."