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Former CIA Director Michael Hayden Says It’s Impossible Trump Was Wiretapped By Obama

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

The former CIA director said it’s impossible that Barack Obama wiretapped Donald Trump.

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“On Saturday morning, at 6:35 in the morning, the president tweeted that Barack Obama wiretapped him in Trump Tower,” Colbert asked Hayden, “Is that possible?”

“No,” Hayden quickly responded.

“How is that not possible? The United States government has the power to wiretap, and there are all these Russian rumors with the Trump campaign. Why wouldn’t the president do this?”

Hayden said only a federal judge has the authority to grant a wiretap.

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On Saturday, Trump tweeted that he had “just found out” Obama wiretapped him before he won the election.