FBI Director James Comey meets congressional leaders on wiretapping, leaks, Russia

The FBI director traveled to Capitol Hill Thursday.

According to one official, Comey was prepared to inform the meeting's attendees that Trump's wiretapping claim was false -- a stance he asked the Department of Justice to take publicly over the weekend just after the president made the accusation.

The meetings were prompted by a request the "Gang of Eight," party leaders from the House and Senate, as well as the chairs and ranking members of both chambers' intelligence committees.