Trump Accuses Obama of Tapping His Phone: 'Sick'

Jay Jacobs
March 9, 2017

Two senators have asked the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation for any information they have related to President Donald Trump's accusation that President Barack Obama wiretapped him ahead of the 2016 election. According to US officials cited by The Post and others, FBI Director James B. Comey has asked the Justice Department to publicly knock down Mr. Trump's allegations.

That is a far cry from the claim that Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped.

In their letter, the senators acknowledged that any warrant applications and court orders provided by the Justice Department would have to be "redacted as necessary to protect intelligence sources and methods that may be compromised by disclosure, and to protect any ongoing investigations".

Comey made the request on Saturday after Trump criticized Obama for tapping his phones at the Trump Tower in NY just ahead of the Election Day last November, the reports cited senior USA officials as saying.

Trump made the allegations in a series of tweets, but did not provide any evidence to substantiate his claims.

Democrats accused Trump of trying to distract from the controversy about possible ties to Russian Federation. This according to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, holding his first full on-camera briefing in more than a week - and first since Trump's weekend tweet-nado in which he he made the claim, calling Obama a "bad (or sick) guy". "Any suggestion is unequivocally false".

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Needless to say, a spokesman for former President Obama issued a strong denial regarding Trump's accusation, and basically called the current president a petulant toddler with a wispy comb-over.

Jason Johnson, a professor of political science in Baltimore, told Al Jazeera that any investigation was likely to be short.

"I think the political quake would destroy whatever legacy Barack Obama had", said Napolitano, adding he thinks the Obama administration did in fact wiretap Trump Tower.

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"I think the bigger thing is let's find out". Multiple outlets reported Trump had sourced his rant to a theory floated on conservative radio host Mark Levin's show, which was then written up and expanded on by Breitbart News. The leader of the Democrats in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, on Monday called on the Department of Justice's inspector general to probe any possible political interference in its investigation of contacts between Trump's associates and Russian Federation.

Democrats and a growing number of Republicans in Congress have called for the appointment of a special prosecutor and a bipartisan inquiry to look into the Russian Federation question.

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