There was no evidence the administration of former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election, according to court documents filed late Friday by the Justice Department.
The filing said neither the Justice Department nor the FBI were able to find evidence to support President Donald Trump's claims earlier this year that Obama had done so, The Hill reported Saturday.
The court filings were in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by American Oversight, a government watchdog group which bills itself as nonpartisan, but which the National Review has called "little more than a partisan Democratic group dedicated to destroying its political opponents."
In March, Trump posted a series of tweets in which he claimed Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, but offered no evidence to back up the statements. A spokesman for Obama refuted the accusation, as did former FBI Director James Comey.
Austin Evers, America Oversight executive director, said in a statement the information now showed "President Trump lied when he tweeted that former President Obama 'wiretapped' him at Trump Tower."
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