That’s a serious allegation. Given that he has access to everything the federal government has done, is there evidence? Given the activities of the Obama administration, I certainly wouldn’t put it past them. After all, this is the same administration that used the IRS and Justice Department to go after political foes.
President Trump exploded on Twitter early Saturday morning, blasting former President Barack Obama for allegedly wiretapping his phones before the election. He provided no evidence to back up the claim.
“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!”
It wasn’t clear what, exactly, Trump was referring to as he raged against his predecessor, whom he labeled a “bad (or sick) guy!” He also said a talented lawyer could make a “great case” out of the situation.
Obama’s post-presidency office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Yahoo News on Trump’s accusation, and the White House did not immediately clarify from whom Trump had “just learned” this new information.
Obama’s lackey’s defense is weak tea.
But Ben Rhodes, who served as Obama’s deputy national security adviser, rejected Trump’s claim that his predecessor had ordered a wiretap of his New York City office.
“No President can order a wiretap. Those restrictions were put in place to protect citizens from people like you,” Rhodes tweeted
I seriously doubt that Obama would have been stupid enough to “order” a wiretap. That doesn’t mean that his employees, working on his behalf, didn’t do it anyway to benefit their boss and the Democratic Party.
Trump has played this rope-a-dope game before. My gut says that he’s got the goods on this. Then again, speculating on Trump’s tweets is like trying to speculate on Supreme Court decisions based on the oral arguments… you’re almost always wrong.