Another Saturday morning, another Trump tweetstorm!
President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower phone lines during the election, a claim Trump tweeted Saturday without citing any proof.
In a series of early morning tweets, Trump stated that he just found out that Obama had my wires tapped in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
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
Trump said the wiretapping occurred in October, just before the November election. But he has failed to share any evidence, nor provide the source of his information. The White House did not immediately return requests for comment Saturday morning, according to CNN.
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
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
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
Trumps tweets followa week that saw his Attorney General Jeff Sessions have to recuse himself from any inquiries into Russias hacking during the election. Sessions did not disclose two 2016 meetings he had with the Russian Ambassador during his Senate confirmation hearing.
Sessions is just another of a growing list of Trump associates that have been recently linked to Russia. His former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned last month after it emerged that he had lied about numerous communications with the Russian Ambassador before and after the election.
Obama has yet to respond to the accusations,though he has so far stayed away from any political confrontations with the Trump administration.