Trump accuses Obama of wiretapping


In a series of Saturday morning tweets, President Trump accused former president Barack Obama of an October wiretapping plot during the late stages of the presidential campaign but cited no evidence to support the allegation.

“How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” Trump said in the tweets.

The president alleged in one tweet that the wiretapping occurred in Trump Tower, but there was “nothing found.”

The president did not provide any details about the information he received about the wiretapping. However, according to Fox News, he could be referencing a Breitbart article published Friday that claimed the Obama administration made two Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) requests in 2016 to monitor Trump communications and a computer server in Trump Tower, focusing on possible links with Russian banks.

The article was based off a recent segment by radio host Mark Levin. No evidence was found.

The Trump administration is under the scrutiny of the FBI and congressional investigators seeking to verify alleged contacts between several members of his campaign team and Russian officials during his presidential run.

In December Obama imposed sanctions on Russia and ordered Russian diplomats to leave the United States citing the country’s role in hacking political organizations in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

In February, Trump’s national security adviser, General Michael Flynn resigned following an admission that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States prior to Trump’s inauguration.

Although Flynn assured Vice President Mike Pence that discussions of U.S. sanctions had not taken place with the Russians, transcripts of intercepted communications, detailed by U.S. officials, revealed that sanctions were a topic of conversation between Flynn and the Russian ambassador.

H/T: Reuters

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