Former President Barack Obama is not a happy camper.
After residing in the White House for a little over a month, President Donald Trump has managed to create a series of problems over his nominated administration, questionable executive orders and tweets. But his latest firestorm of tweets accusing Obama of committing a felony are what have Trump in serious trouble.
He tweeted, “How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”
Adding, “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!”
Trump, without any revealed source of where this information came from, is said to believe Obama tapped the Trump Towers during the campaign season to find out his secrets— even though he wasn’t running against him. Thus far, no one on his team has been able to verify what Obama was allegedly listening for and how he could have avoided all the legal gymnastics to actually tap a civilians phone.
Nonetheless, Trump tweeted and the world cringed.
According to The Wall Street Journal, a source close to Obama says he’s “livid” about the accusations and is distancing himself from all of it.
“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,” said Kevin Lewis in a released statement. “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.”
And the former director of national intelligence James Clapper, doubled down on the denial saying no Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) wiretap was authorized against Trump or the campaign during his tenure.
“There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time as a candidate or against his campaign,” Clapper said on Meet the Press, adding that he would “absolutely” have been informed if the FBI had received a FISA warrant against either. “I can deny it,” Clapper said emphatically.
It should be noted that Trump sent out these seemingly random tweets the day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was found to have lied about meeting with Russians. Could this just be more distractions from the real issues?