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President Trump accuses former Pres. Obama of wiretapping his phones

March 4, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
President Trump accuses former Pres. Obama of wiretapping his phones

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President Trump has accused his predecessor, former President Barack Obama of wiretapping the Trump campaigns telephones during the 2016 election.

The President made the allegations on Twitter early Saturday but didn’t offer any evidence prompting the accusation.

In a series of tweets, Trump said he “just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower,” The Associated Press reported.

Moreover, the president compared the alleged wiretapping “McCarthyism” and “Nixon/Watergate.”

“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism,” Trump tweeted.

He later tweeted: “Is it legal for a sitting President to be ‘wiretapping’ a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!” he said in another tweet.”

The White House made no immediate comment, and a spokesman for Obama spokesman has not responded to a request for comment.

The President’s tweets could be in response to Democrat’s outcry following revelations that Attorney General Jeff Sessions — in his confirmation hearings — didn’t disclose his contacts with Russia’s American ambassador during the campaign. Sessions — a senator at that time — was Trump’s earliest Senate supporter.

According to U.S. intelligence agencies, Russia has played a role in influencing the election to favor of Trump.

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