President Trump made another one of his bold tweets on Saturday. The President is claiming former President Obama had his “wires tapped” in Trump Tower prior to Election Day. The accusation is currently without any evidence.
Below are several tweets that were all directed towards the alleged Obama wiretap:
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”
“Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!”
“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!”
Obama’s spokesman obviously denied the accusations saying that Obama’s administration didn’t take part in a Justice Department investigation or ordered any surveillance on any American. His full statement is below:
“A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice… As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen… Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”
While he didn’t offer support, there is no proof to say he either had or didn’t have evidence backing up his claims. The Hill connects a report by Breitbart News to Trump saying:
“Breitbart News on Friday reported on conservative radio host Mark Levin’s claim that Obama executed a “silent coup” of Trump via “police state” tactics. White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon was the executive chair of Breitbart before joining Trump’s team.”
On Sunday Senate Republicans said they will open an investigation into the claims from the President.
This would be the only connection that we can see between Obama and a wiretap. However, if the evidence did appear between Obama and a wiretap, the outcome could be really interesting. What do you think about this alleged accusation that Obama tapped into the Trump Tower?
Credit: The Hill