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When is Comey quiet, and when does he speak out?

(CNN) -- When President Donald Trump accused his predecessor, Barack Obama, of ordering a wiretap of Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign, the FBI stayed quiet -- in public. But behind the scenes, its controversial director, James Comey, directed senior staffers to ask the Justice Department to issue an open denial.

The DOJ has not addressed the issue and the FBI has not commented on Trump's assertion, levied baselessly on Saturday, leaving former officials, like Obama administration Dir

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