Latest from Trump: Obama was 'tapping' my phones in October

Mr Trump provided no evidence to support the allegation, and Mr Obama's office last night denied it.

Trump likened the tactic to McCarthyism and indicated a "good lawyer" may be making a case against Obama for the actions.

According to the New York Times, the president's decision to "lend the power of his office to such an accusation - without offering any proof - is remarkable, even for a leader who has repeatedly shown himself willing to make assertions that are false or based on rumors".

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Trump did not offer proof of any wiretaps.

The statement raised the possibility that a wiretap of the Trump campaign could have been ordered by Justice Department officials.

"Any suggestion otherwise is simply false", said Kevin Lewis, spokesman for Obama.

Obama imposed sanctions on Russia and ordered Russian diplomats to leave the U.S.in December over the country's involvement in hacking political groups in the November 8 US presidential election.

Earlier this week, Trump said he believed former President Barack Obama had been behind the leaks within his administration and the sizable, angry town hall crowds Republicans have faced across the country.

Politico claimed that Breitbart's allegation was probably in reference to a January 19 report by the New York Times that us intelligence agents had secretly monitored a computer server in Trump Tower while looking for evidence of links between Trump's campaign and Russian banks. That issue has dogged Trump for months.

"Obama tapped Trump's phones IN PERSON!"

Trump's campaign and administration have continued to face reported ties to Russian Federation; intelligence officials concluded the country tried to interfere with the USA election. "Either way our President is in trouble", he said in a further tweet.

"Not only did Obama tap Trump's phones, he stole the strawberry ice cream out of the mess locker", King tweeted.

What happened? They had seen this movie before.

Obama imposed sanctions on Russia and ordered Russian diplomats to leave the United States in December over the country's involvement in hacking political groups in the November 8 USA presidential election.

Because Donald Trump sure isn't acting like it - and after a notably nasty Twitter meltdown this morning, we are still only just picking our jaws up off the floor. The activity remains unexplained.

Last month Mr Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign over his contact with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, and misleading statements about it to the press and the USA vice-president, Mike Pence.

Trump also commented on US Attorney General Jeff Sessions' first meeting with Russian Ambassador in the US Sergei Kislyak.

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