PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – 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."
There's no immediate White House comment, and an Obama spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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
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.
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
U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded Russia influenced the election to help Trump win.
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