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Fri Mar 10, 2017, 05:53 PM

Nancy Pelosi urges FBI director to debunk Donald Trump's wiretap claim

Source: The Guardian

Nancy Pelosi urges FBI director to debunk Donald Trump's wiretap claim

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Lauren Gambino in Washington
Friday 10 March 2017 17.57 GMT

The House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, has called on the FBI director to publicly dispute Donald Trump’s explosive and so far baseless claim that Barack Obama wiretapped phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election.

Pelosi, who is a member of the House intelligence committee, said the claim “couldn’t possibly be true” and wondered whether Trump fully understood the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (Fisa), which is the law that allows the surveillance of foreign powers and their agents with the approval of a secret court.

“Theoretically, do I think that a director of the FBI who knows for a fact that something is a mythology but is misleading to the American people … should set the record straight? Yes, I do think he should say that, publicly,” Pelosi said during a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor on Friday morning.

She continued: “The character of the person – President Obama would not do that. We do not use Fisa against the American people.”

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/10/nancy-pelosi-fbi-james-comey-donald-trump-wiretap-claim

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Fri Mar 10, 2017, 06:11 PM

1. Don't hold your breath

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Fri Mar 10, 2017, 06:18 PM

2. Unless you're around Trunp

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