Federal Bureau of Investigation head 'incredulous' at Trump wiretapping tweets

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation head 'incredulous' at Trump wiretapping tweets

Federal Bureau of Investigation head 'incredulous' at Trump wiretapping tweets

Trump offered no evidence to substantiate his seemingly wild accusation, which has been categorically rejected by an Obama spokesperson as well as Democrats and also called into question by some Republicans. Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. We're totally digging his super casual look, too! And Fox News host Sean Hannity is asking: "What did OBAMA know and when did he know it???" The 55-year-old was photographed leaving the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. on March 5 wearing Levi's jeans, a J. Crew button down and stylish leather jacket. Photographers caught the former president looking totally calm, cool and collected, with a big grin on his face, as he exited the building.

Trump alleged, without citing evidence, that Obama ordered a wiretap of the phones at Trump's election campaign headquarters in Trump Tower in NY. "This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!" he wrote in another tweet.

President Donald Trump's administration continues to insist that former president Barack Obama ordered wiretaps of Trump Tower during last year's campaign, despite lack of proof and numerous denials from high-ranking government officials. However, news of FISA orders and transcripts of telephone conversations and wiretaps are "almost like an alternative government working against the president". The Breitbart story, published Friday, has been circulating among Trump's senior staff, according to a White House official who described it as a useful catalogue of the Obama administration's activities.

Insisting that a Congressional inquiry into the President's allegations should take place, Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee said that the media should only assume the allegations were false once that had concluded.

He compared Obama's alleged surveillance to McCarthyism, which is ironic given Trump's endless unsubstantiated accusations (such as this one).

"That is simply not true", he said. Inspired by Trump, King in a sarcastic tone said that Obama not only installed the wiretap personally but also stole strawberry ice cream from the White House.

"This seems more ad hoc and personalized than the normal way in which presidents can push to get things out to public when they think would it be appropriate to do so", said David Pozen, who teaches national security law at Columbia Law School.

"President Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the Congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016", Spicer said. All I saw was a published news report. "You never know when you turn a corner what you may or may not see". According to those reports, USA officials obtained a warrant under the FISA to investigate contacts between computers at a Russian bank and a server inside Trump's campaign headquarters at Trump Tower.

A journalist attempted to press the issue further but Spicer interrupted him and said: "I'm going to put a pin in this".