>> US President Donald Trump on Saturday accusing President Barack Obama of wiretapping the telephones at Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign. Trump presented no evidence to support these claims made on Twitter early in the morning. The president is once again at his Mar-a-Lago golf course for the weekend.
Trump's administration coming under pressure as reports revealing his campaign aides had repeated contacts with Russian officials during the presidential race. Several Trump campaign advisers had contact with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. It's common practice for US counter intelligence to monitor the communications of foreign government officials on American soil.
That sort of communication forced former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to resign after news reports disclosed his conversation with Kislyak. Trump's Twitter blasts are sometimes inspired by news stories from certain favored outlets. On Friday, Breitbart News, the website formerly run by Trump's strategist Stephen Bannon, posted an article summarizing claims made a day earlier by right wing radio host Mark Levin, suggesting also without evidence, that Obama had covertly surveilled Trump during the campaign.
US law demands a federal court must first find probable cause that the intended target of domestic surveillance is a quote, agent of a foreign power, in order to issue a warrant authorizing electronic snooping. A spokesman for Obama issuing a denial Saturday, stating quote, 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 US citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.