President Trump: Obama Tapped My Phones During Election

Posted: Mar 04, 2017 7:50 AM


President Donald Trump took the weekend by storm early Saturday morning, releasing a fury of messages on Twitter claiming that Barack Obama had his "wires tapped" at his home and office in New York City during the election.  

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

Expect more to come on this breaking story.

A spokesman for Barack Obama has issued a denial.

"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," Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said in a statement Saturday. "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."