Donald Trump, Citing No Evidence, Accuses Barack Obama of Wiretapping His Phones During Campaign

Donald Trump went on an early morning Twitter rant to accuse former President Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones during the presidential campaign. Um, that’s a humongous lie. So much for ending ‘trivial fights.’

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Donald Trump, With Zero Evidence, Accuses Barack Obama of Wiretapping His Phones During Campaign [Photo Credit: Twitter]
Trump appears to be corroborating press reports that the FISA court approved phone taps in response to his and his campaign’s connections to Russia. He has the power to declassify whatever information was collected on him and his people, but we know he won’t because there is something there.

Trump tweeted: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”

He followed that up with more tweets:

Maybe Mr. Trump should stop reading the crazy conspiracy theories being peddled by Breitbart, Infowars, Gateway Pundit and others. If he knew anything about the laws governing presidential powers, wiretapping isn’t one of them. That comes from the Justice Department and signed off on by a FISA court judge.

The tweetstorm appears to be based on a Breitbart report about claims made by right wing radio host Mark Levin that the Obama administration is executing “a silent coup” to undermine Trump’s campaign.

Breitbart reports, “Levin called Obama’s effort ‘police state’ tactics, and suggested that Obama’s actions, rather than conspiracy theories about alleged Russian interference in the presidential election to help Trump, should be the target of congressional investigation.”

Trump continues to be an international embarrassment. The whole world is looking at us and collectively shaking its head. This latest fusillade of lies and conspiracy theories is meant to distract the public from the tightening noose with regard to his Russian ties more people around him have been found to have met with envoy Sergey Kislyak — Jeff Sessions, Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, J.D. Gordon and Carter Page. Former campaign manager Paul Manafort had to resign after his ties to Russia were uncovered.

Twitter had a lot to say about Trump’s unhinged tweetstorm: