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According to The New York Times, FBI Director James Comey is pressing the Department of Justice to explicitly reject President Trump’s claims that former President Obama ordered his phones tapped. Comey reportedly made the request on Saturday but the DOJ has so far not released any such statement.

The claims appear rooted in reports on ‘Breitbart News’ and rightwing talk radio. Comey has a number of possible motives for pressing for such a public rejection, among which is setting the factual record straight.

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