“Was the president’s statement that Obama had his wires tapped at Trump Tower a true statement?” Schiff asked.
“I have no information that supports those tweets, and we have looked carefully inside the FBI,” Comey said. He also said the same was true for the Department of Justice and “all of its components” — that is, a close examination found no information that supported the claim of wiretapping.
As for the second half of the tweet, “I try very hard not to engage in any ‘isms’ of any kind, including McCarthyism,” Comey said to chuckles.
“No president could” unilaterally order a wiretap of anybody, Comey further confirmed.