Trump Accuses 'Sick Guy' Obama of Wire Tapping Trump Tower Before Election
- Author: Joanne Flowers Mar 05, 2017,
Mar 05, 2017, 3:16
Donald Trump is accusing Barack Obama of wire-tapping his phones at Trump Tower, even though presidents don't have the authority to do so.
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.
Though there is no confirmation on how Trump got word of this alleged action, and no comment from Obama, perhaps our former POTUS had a reason to wiretap Trump Towers. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!' Turned down by court earlier.
"I'd bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!", he tweeted.
He also called Obama a "bad (or sick) guy" and compared the alleged wiretapping to McCarthyism and former President Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal.
Another former senior USA official with direct knowledge of investigations by the Justice Department under the Obama administration said Trump's phones were never tapped.
Kevin Lewis, spokesperson for Obama, released a statement calling Trump's accusations "simply false", and added that a "cardinal rule" of the former president's administration was that White House officials did not interfere in any way with independent investigations of the Department of Justice.
"The first meeting Jeff Sessions had with the Russian Amb was set up by the Obama Administration under education program for 100 Ambs.", he tweeted. "Either way our President is in trouble", he said in a further tweet. The Hill reported that on Friday, Breitbart News (which was formally run by Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon) reported on by a conservative radio host that Obama used "police state tactics" in a "silent coup" against the incoming Trump administration.
It was unclear what prompted Trump's new charge.
At the time of the conversations, Sessions was one of Trump's top foreign policy advisers and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
The tweet was followed within minutes by three more Twitter posts in which Trump asserted without evidence that Obama had his phone calls intercepted and monitored.