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Watch: Jake Tapper Blasts President Trump for Lying about Wiretapping

Even the Department of Justice couldn't defend the president's whopper.

Jake Tapper
Photo Credit: Screen Capture / CNN

Among President Donald Trump’s more ridiculous claims is that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election.

Trump never cited any evidence to support his claim. Now, the Justice Department confirms what Americans already knew: There are no records that Obama ever had Trump Tower wiretapped.

CNN’s Jake Tapper highlighted exactly how far the Trump administration went to make sure no one noticed.

“Holiday weekend Friday night news dumps are traditionally when the administration is so embarrassed about the’s doing everything it can to hide it,” Tapper said.

The anchor explained that the information was “embarrassing because the president said something that wasn’t true at all.”

“The bottom line is, there is no evidence that Donald Trump was wiretapped by Barack Obama,” Tapper said. “It was and continues to be a lie.”

Watch the segment below:

Chris Sosa is a managing editor at AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.

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