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No Evidence Obama Wiretapped Trump Tower: US Justice Department

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The US Justice Department has confirmed there is no evidence to back up President Donald Trump's claim that his predecessor Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election campaign.

"Both FBI and NSD (National Security Division) confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets," the department said in a court filing dated Friday that came about in response to a freedom of information request by American Oversight, a government watchdog.

The NSD is a division of the Department of Justice.

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FBI Chief Aimed To Expand Russia Probe Before Trump Fired Him: Source

FBI Director James Comey

FBI Director James Comey sought to expand his agency's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election days before President Donald Trump fired him on Tuesday, a congressional source said on Wednesday. With the Republican president facing a storm of criticism from many Democrats and some lawmakers in his own party, the Trump administration accused Comey of "atrocities" on the job and denied his firing was related to the FBI investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign's possible collusion with Moscow to sway the election.

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Trump Administration Pledges To Act Against Hate Crimes Against Indians


The Trump administration today pledged to work against recent surge in hate crimes, including those against the Hindu and Sikh communities, and said it has established a task force subcommittee to look into the issue and submit its recommendations.

"The Attorney General (Jeff Sessions) has made fighting violent crime one of his top priorities," Eric Treene, special counsel for religious discrimination civil rights division at the Department of Justice, told the Senate Judiciary Committee during a hearing on increase in religious hate crime.

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