Trump: Obama Wiretapped Me Nixon-Style

'Bad (or sick) guy!' he tweets
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2017 7:42 AM CST
President Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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(Newser) – President Trump started his Saturday with a series of extraordinary allegations against his predecessor. In a series of early-morning tweets, Trump accused Barack Obama of having his "wires tapped" in Trump Tower during the election campaign, the Guardian reports. "Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!" Trump tweeted. In follow-up tweets, he claimed a court order had rejected the alleged surveillance, wondered if it was "legal for a sitting President to be 'wire tapping' a race for president prior to an election" and said: "How low has President Obama gone to tapp (sic) my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!"

"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!" Trump said in yet another tweet. He didn't provide any evidence or make it clear what report he was basing the accusations on, though the Hill notes that Breitbart reported Friday on radio host Mark Levin's claim that the Obama administration used "police state" tactics to undermine Trump. In other tweets, early Saturday, Trump defended Jeff Sessions, saying the " same Russian Ambassador that met Jeff Sessions visited the Obama White House 22 times." (Read more President Trump stories.)

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