PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump is accusing former President Barack Obama of having Trump's telephones "wire tapped'' during last year's election, but Trump isn't offering any evidence or saying what prompted the allegation.
Trump says in a series of tweets that he "just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower.''
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
There's no immediate White House comment, and an Obama spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Trump'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.
U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded Russia influenced the election to help Trump win.
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