A spokesman for Barack Obama on Saturday rejected claims from U.S. President Donald Trump that the former president had wiretapped him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign.
Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said in a statement;
“Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false,”
Trump had suggested Obama had improperly tapped his phones, without citing evidence, in a series of tweets on Saturday morning.
“How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate.
“Bad (or sick) guy!,” Trump said in a series of tweets on his Twitter account early on Saturday.
“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!”