Trump Accuses Obama of Wiretapping Trump Tower [VIDEO]

President Donald Trump was on his phone early this morning, and tweeted accusations that Barack Obama orchestrated wiretaps on Trump Tower in October of 2016, just before the election.

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

“How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy,” Trump tweeted.

The allegations are serious. It is also worth noting that Trump, despite implying that he had evidence of the wiretaps, provided none with his tweets. The White House has declined to comment on the matter.

CNN spoke with a “former senior US official with direct knowledge of investigations by the Justice Department under the Obama administration” who flatly denied Trump’s accusation.

“This did not happen. It is false. Wrong,” the official said.

If there was enough evidence to warrant a wiretap, it would have likely had to do with Russian ties to the Trump campaign. Before the election, there was speculation about Trump’s ties to Russian banks. Yet such warrants would have had to have been issued by a judge, and would not have come directly from Obama.

Former Obama deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took to Trump’s favorite channel to dispel the rumor.
“No President can order a wiretap. Those restrictions were put in place to protect citizens from people like you,” he said in his Twitter post.

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Senator Lindsey Graham has also addressed the matter. In a speech this morning, he summarized the national mood by saying that this scandal is the biggest political scandal since Watergate. This summation, as the video below shows, is true no matter which side is true. In other words, if Obama ordered wiretaps, that’s a scandal. And if there was enough evidence of Russian involvement to get a judge to order wiretaps before the election, than that’s a scandal.