Friday’s court filing notes two separate instances in which the Trump administration has rubbished the claims made by its own executive. The document reads, in relevant part:
First, the Department of Justice acknowledged, based upon the Congressional testimony of then-FBI Director James B. Comey, that it has no records of alleged wiretapping of then-candidate Trump in Trump Tower by the Obama administration prior to the 2016 presidential election, as referenced in President Trump’s Twitter post on March 4, 2017.
The Department of Justice also notes:
[Second], following the President’s declassification of a memorandum prepared by staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (“HPSCI”), and the subsequent release of a different memorandum prepared by certain HPSCI members, the Department has acknowledged responsive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”) applications and orders to conduct surveillance of Carter Page, and produced redacted versions of those documents. With these limited exceptions, DOJ has otherwise provided a “Glomar” response, declining to confirm or deny the existence of records for any other FISA surveillance responsive to Plaintiffs’ FOIA request.