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Obama Spokesperson Responds to Trump's Wire-Tapping Claim

Obama Spokesperson Responds to Trump's Wire-Tapping Claim

A spokesperson for former President Barack Obama is speaking out to deny the claims being made by current President Donald Trump.

Trump took to Twitter on early Saturday morning (March 4) to claim that Obama wire tapped his phones during the election process and compared the situation to Watergate.

“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!” Trump tweeted. “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!”

“How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” he added in a third tweet.

Click inside to read the response from Obama’s spokesperson…

Here is what the spokesperson for Obama had to say: “A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice. As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”

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  • Big in Japan

    That’s his desperate attempt to distract people from Jeff Sessions and Mike Pence’s wrongdoings.

  • namers

    Nasty piece of Narcissistic shit.

  • swrzy

    Fakenews

  • Maya

    Says Trump, the pathological liar.

  • Star J.

    Now he wouldn’t be trying to distract people from his links to Russia, would he? ;)

  • Jezza

    Your baby hands are tweeting, that how we know you are telling lies, Drumph.

  • No Comment

    Donald J. Twitler didn’t offer any evidence for this claim but hey – his supporters are going to believe him anyway. Many of them don’t care about facts or evidence.

  • Martha Bartha

    It’s so obvious! He’s goin down, reachin for straws!

  • Martha Bartha

    I think so, or he’s just a nut job!

  • Martha Bartha

    They just get in the way!

  • lorelai

    He’s just angry that everybody talks about his ties to Russia.

    Putin will probably release his tax returns and so on when he is done playing with him.

  • j b

    The deplorable retards that helped elect Trump continue to be the only ones that defend his UnPresidential tweets. Glad to see any ounce of respect he gained at the last Presidential speech has now been lost.

  • LittlePaperStars

    The level of paranoia this man has shown over the last few weeks is extraordinary, that’s not just an ego, that’s a mental illness. His whole administration is dirty and his attempts to deflect are transparent

  • Poison

    His paranoia level is quickly reaching Nixon-level. Unlike Trump, though, Nixon actually took the presidency seriously beyond his own self-interest from time to time.

  • DB_Boston

    Trump is claiming that Obama wiretapped Trump Towers during the election. By extension, Trump’s paranoid tweets are confirming all the leaks are real since they are on tape.

  • LittlePaperStars

    Which is what makes him increasingly more dangerous, the self interest, but it’s also what will bring him down in flames, fingers crossed

  • Sweet Cheeks

    After tweeting up a storm this morning, he went to play golf at his club….that’s all we get for 3 million a weekend.

  • Do Tell

    He could be getting Alzheimer’s disease. His father had it before he died. This is really outrageous and another thing that makes me wonder about his mind.

  • Andrew Peddle

    He’s turning the Nixon claims around onto Obama. People are saying Donald Trump is the worst president since Nixon, so of course he is starting to try and turn it on Obama. The only President still alive with a greater approval rating than him.

  • Jaye

    Trump heard that from some ranting right wing nut job and repeated it. Just like a reporter suggested to him that Obama is behind the protesters; he ran with that too and then his supporters. Trump rarely has an original idea. This man is so easily influenced and that’s just one part of what makes him a dangerous president.
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    The Russians could take advantage of him and because of his greed, he wouldn’t think there were ulterior motives. All they’d need to do is compliment him and offer him lots of money to get out of financial situations; which amazingly he has, time after time after time. Follow the trail of money and there’s a Russian at the end. A Russian who has ties to Putin.

  • LittlePaperStars

    My mum’s a nurse and actually suggested that a large part of his behavior could be put to the on set of dementia. The problem there is I’m sure he’s had a medical, but I guess if they were looking for the physical not the mental it’s possible it was missed. There’s certainly more going on that him just being a raging narcissist

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  • Do Tell

    Thank you for saying that. One of my older friends has it, and because I wasn’t around her on a daily basis, I missed it for years. They can appear to be totally normal one minute, but the next, they say something odd that doesn’t make sense. I think it’s difficult to spot because they can appear to be so normal. It’s almost as if it sneaks up on ppl.

  • Jerry Smith

    Thanks for news. Look forward for more posts like this.