President Trump claimed earlier Saturday that Obama had Trump Tower phones tapped in the weeks before the November 2016 election. He made the claim in a series of tweets that included the suggestion that the alleged wiretapping was tantamount to “McCarthyism” and “Nixon/Watergate.”
Trump does not specify how he uncovered the Obama administration’s alleged wiretapping.
Former President Obama denied Trump’s accusation.
“Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false,” said Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for the former president.