U.S president Donald Trump said that former President Barack Obama had tapped his phones at his New York home and office tower during the 2016 election campaign and that a good lawyer could bring a legal case against the former president.
“Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory,’’ the president wrote Saturday on his personal Twitter account. “Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!’’
Comparing Obama’s actions to those of former President Richard Nixon during the 1970s Watergate scandal, Trump took his long-running feud with the former president to a new level in four separate tweets to his almost 26 million Twitter followers.
“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 said.
While Trump provided no evidence of the alleged actions, the messages came after the conservative Breitbart News published a story on Friday outlining actions supposedly taken by the Obama administration to monitor Trump Tower that Breitbart reported were aimed at undermining the Republican’s campaign.
“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!,” he tweeted.