Earlier today, President Trump put out a tweet that raised a lot of eyebrows. The president accused Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones at Trump Tower prior to the November election (see tweets).
Since putting out the tweet, former Obama speechwriter, Ben Rhodes slammed Trump for making such allegations. Rhodes tweeted that no president can order such a wiretap as Trump suggested.
This afternoon, Mr. Obama’s spokesperson, Kevin Lewis put out a statement via Twitter:
“A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no WH official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the DOJ. As part of this practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance of any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”
A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no WH official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the DOJ. pic.twitter.com/c5QD50nXac
— Kevin Lewis (@KLewis44) March 4, 2017
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