Former Intelligence Chief James Clapper: There Was Never Any Wiretap Activity Against Trump’s Campaign

The Hill reports:

Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper on Sunday denied President Trump’s allegations that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before the election.

During an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Clapper was asked if he would be aware if something like that had happened. “I would certainly hope so … Obviously I can’t speak officially anymore,” Clapper said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

“But I will say that for the part of the national security apparatus that I oversaw as DNI, there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time, as a candidate, or against his campaign.”

Clapper also said he would know if a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court order existed for “something like this.” “And at this point you can’t confirm or deny whether that exists?” host Chuck Todd asked. “I can deny it,” Clapper said in response.