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Sessions says he gave Trump no reason to believe Obama wiretapped him

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 00:57

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he gave President Donald Trump no reason to believe former President Barack Obama wiretapped him during the 2016 campaign. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he gave President Donald Trump no reason to believe former President Barack Obama wiretapped him during the 2016 campaign. When asked by a reporter at an event in Richmond, Virginia whether he ever briefed the president on investigations related to the campaign or ever gave the president reason to believe he had been wiretapped, Sessions replied, "No." Two senior senators have asked the FBI and Justice Department for any information they have on President Trump's unsubstantiated claim that his predecessor Barack Obama wiretapped him during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Trump accused Obama of phone surveillance, amid a swirl of questions about possible ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian President Vladimir Putin. U.S. intelligence agencies have found that Russia tried to influence the election.

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Sessions says he gave Trump no reason to believe Obama wiretapped him

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 00:57