Donald Trump accuses Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower phones

U.S. President Donald J. Trump tweeted a series of accusations Saturday morning that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phone. Pool Photo by Olivier Douliery/UPI

March 4 (UPI) — President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of “wiretapping” phones in Trump Tower in the weeks prior to the November election.

Trump, in a series of five tweets, offered no evidence to support his comments accusing Obama of orchestrating a “Nixon/Watergate” plot.

“How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” he said, adding the tap “found nothing.”

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

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!

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!

How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!

Trump did not make it clear what he was referencing regarding wiretapping or where the information originated, but it may be linked to suggestions the Obama administration used “police state” tactics to monitor Trump and his team during the election, the Washington Post reported.

About an hour after those tweets, Trump slammed film star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who announced he won’t return for a second season as host of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

“Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t voluntarily leaving the ‘Apprentice,’ he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show,” Trump tweeted.


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