Iraqi Prime Minister Jokes: ‘We Had Nothing To Do’ With Wiretaps


Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi joked on Monday that his country “had nothing to do” with wiretaps, a subject Trump raised more than two weeks ago and has refused to back away from.

“We had nothing to do with the wiretap,” Abadi joked in front of reporters, according to a White House pool report.

FBI Director James Comey on Monday told the House Intelligence Committee that he had “no information” to support Trump’s unsubstantiated claims that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before the 2016 election.

“I have no information that supports those tweets,” Comey said. “And we looked carefully inside the FBI.”


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