A day after accusing the Obama administration of bugging his offices during the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump on Sunday called for a federal investigation into the allegations, reports CNN.

Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling,” Spicer said in a Twitter statement, writes CNN.

President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.

Neither the White House nor the President will comment further until such oversight is conducted,” he added, notes the news outlet.

On Saturday, Trump took to Twitter and made claims that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower prior to the 2016 election. According to Vox, Trump’s tweets—which included no evidence —may have been prompted by the increased scrutiny surrounding his administration’s ties to Russia.

From Vox:

First, there’s Trump’s allegation that President Obama was personally involved in tapping him. He’s offered absolutely no evidence of this, so there’s no reason to believe it. And early Saturday afternoon, an Obama spokesperson released a statement strongly denying the claim, saying President Obama and White House officials did not interfere with Department of Justice investigations as a “rule.”

There’s also no indication so far that Trump’s phone calls were personally “tapped.” However, the question about whether “wires” and “phones” in Trump Tower “were tapped” before the election is much more difficult to untangle. That’s because there was and apparently still is a wide-ranging, FBI-led investigation into Trump associates and Russian operatives or banks. We don’t yet know the investigation’s full scope, or what it may have turned up.

The broader political context is that potential Russia-related scandals continue to dog the young administration, as this week’s controversy involving Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes clear — and that the president himself is still trying to figure out how to best respond.

On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions came under fire for failing to tell Congress that he met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign. Prior to that, national security aide Michael Flynn resigned under pressure after his meetings with Russia came to light.

SOURCE: VoxCNN

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20 thoughts on “Fake News? Trump Calls For FBI Probe Of Obama Wiretapping Claims

  1. Diane on said:

    This bitch has been dogging Obama for years. I can’t stand the sight of this bitch. He said Obama wasn’t born here. On and on. But the bitch will never speak ill of putin’s ass. The handwriting is on the wall. The Russians have something on this treasonous bitch. I bet Michelle wish she could slap the shit out of his dumbass.

      • Diane on said:

        LoL. Girl, you know Michelle’s not here for the trumpsters nonsense. He’s getting on my last nerve. Now he says Obama let out 100 prisoners from gitmo. He’s soooo jealous of Obama, it’s sickening. He’s trying his best to deflect from his Russian ties. Obama did, Obama did that. Anything that’s bad blame it on the black man. The shit is sickening.

  2. ButterPecan on said:

    Agent Orange is having a “mental meltdown” on live television for the whole world too see! While Bannon and Ivanka are doing his job! Where is his wife? She continues to steer clear of him because she is meek and afraid! Some one needs to get this guy some medication, change what he is on, or lock him up in a padded room without his phone! This is embarrassing!

  3. Arthur Childress on said:

    Trump is a poster child for “mandatory drug testing” for people seeking the presidency! Obviously he is delusional and hearing footsteps! There will be a war during his deranged presidency but this is purely “deflection”!

  4. Really on said:

    It’s only the beginning of the end. The republicans will let this crazy man stay in the White House and get a lot of people killed. Watch North Korea he unfortunately is going to have to decide on how to handle that situation. It’s not just about USA presidents have to make rational decisions. I don’t trust trump as far as I could throw him. Dangerous times.

  5. Diane on said:

    The clown in Cheif is accomplishing what he want to accomplish, and that is to change the narrative. He’s up to his eyebrows, with his Russian ties, he had to change the subject. It’s working for now. But the Russian talk is not going away. Their is a there, there. You can run, but u can’t hide. THE TRUTH WILL SET US FREE, from this nonsense!!!!!!!! Evereyday, this person is in the news bc of something ignorant, he said.

  6. specialt757 on said:

    Jose’ your president is so full of shit, please tell me you are not on board with this nonsense. c’mon I need to have some kind of respect for you.
    This orange fool is the absolute best at deflection. Where is the proof? Where is the bug? Where is the video showing someone entering his premises? Where is ANYTHING? There would be no need for a wiretap, no one expected BOZO the clown to win the election in the first place WHHHHHHHHYYYYYY? He just made that shit up, STOP MAKING UP SHIT AND RUN THAT DAMN COUNTRY!!!!!

  7. It is the usual blame it on the black man. The Republicans have been using this “blame it on the black man” the whole time Obama was in office. Anytime they want to cover up something they bring Obama into the picture. We need to get out and vote on every race, local, state and the President in masses. They know how powerful we can be when we come out in masses, this is why Trump keeps having photo ops with every black group he calls to meet him.

      • Really on said:

        Very few blacks overall voted for trump. Blacks did not put Donald trump in
        The White House nor did we put president Obama in
        The white house

      • No we didn’t. However, we did get out and vote. It always surprises me when I read posts that suggest that, had we gone out and voted, President Trump would not have been elected, as if most of us just sat home and didn’t go to the polls.

  8. Donald Trump constantly scapegoats regarding his wrongdoings; and the Media is to blame for not calling him and the Repiblicans out on their scandals and double standards.

    Overall, Donald Trump, and the Republicans are jealous of President Barack Obama! “Don’t Hate, Celebrate!” Trump!

  9. Chump is merely attempting to create a diversion from the investigation into his dealings with Putin and Russia.

    Chump is a TURD-he is stooping mighty LOW in accusing Barack H. Obama of wiretapping.

  10. Diane on said:

    Deflect, deflect, deflect. This fool wants to blame everybody for his dumbass mistakes. He’s the one with the Russian ties. He’s the one with all the lies. Obama should sue his dumbass for, slander. He’s the worst prez I’ve ever seen in my life. The truth should set us free.

    • Well Spoken Diane, What’s Done In The Dark Will Come To Light, I Hope 🤞 This Fool Days Are Numbered, IMPEACH THIS BULLY, LIAR AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON, THE WORST POG TO EVER SIT IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

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