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Trump, Offering No Evidence, Says Obama Tapped His Phones - New York Times

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of tapping his phones at Trump Tower the month before the election, leveling the explosive allegation without offering any evidence. Mr. Trump called his ...and more »

Trump 'wiretap': White House wants investigation but Clapper denies order - The Guardian

The White House has asked Congress to investigate Donald Trump's allegation, presented without evidence, that Barack Obama ordered illegal wiretapping of Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election. Out of control? Or is Trump's tweeting designed ...and more »

Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trump's Wiretapping Claim - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, asked the Justice Department this weekend to publicly reject President Trump's assertion that President Barack Obama ordered the tapping of Mr. Trump's phones, senior American officials said on Sunday ...and more »

FBI Director Urges Justice Dept. to Reject Trump Claim on Wiretap - Newsmax

FBI Director James Comey on Sunday asked the Justice Department to publicly knock down President Donald Trump's allegations that former President Barack Obama directed intelligence agencies to wiretap his phones during the presidential election, The ...and more »

Making sense of Donald Trump's unsubstantiated accusations against his predecessor - The Economist (blog)

There are three explanations for Mr Trump's accusation that Barack Obama ordered his phones to be tapped. None of them is comforting. Democracy in America. Mar 5th 2017. by LEXINGTON | WASHINGTON, DC. American democracy has suffered a wound that ...and more »

Trump wiretapping claim: Did Obama bug his successor? - BBC News

They were arguably Donald Trump's most striking claims to date: a series of tweets, accusing then-President Barack Obama of wire-tapping Trump Tower during the election. They were not backed up by any evidence, and Mr Obama's spokesman and former US ...and more »

Donald Trump attacks Barack Obama over Watergate-style bugging of Trump Tower - but is then branded a 'liar' -

Donald Trump's relationship with Barack Obama descended to a new low on Saturday after the US president made explosive accusations that his predecessor orchestrated an illegal Watergate-style bugging operation at Trump Tower in New York. In an ...and more »

Obama spokesman dismisses Trump's wiretap outburst as 'simply false' - The Guardian

Without citing evidence, Donald Trump on Saturday accused Barack Obama of a Watergate-style “wire tapping” of his offices in New York before the US presidential election, a move critics dismissed as an attempt to deflect attention from investigations ...and more »

Trump provokes storm over phone tap claims - Financial Times

Donald Trump's extraordinary and unsubstantiated accusation that Barack Obama ordered the tapping of his phones before the November election raises three possible scenarios, each of which has serious implications for his young presidency. The first is ...and more »

'This is McCarthyism!': Trump accuses Obama of 'wire-tapping' his office before election - The Guardian

Donald Trump has accused Barack Obama of “wire tapping” his offices in New York City before the presidential election in November, claiming the former president had overseen a “Nixon/Watergate”-style intervention. Launching a series of tweets at 5.35am ...and more »