Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for former US President, Barack Obama refuted the President Trump’s unsubstantiated accusation that the former commander-in-chief wiretapped Trump Tower phones during the election campaign.
“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,” Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said in a statement Saturday. “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.”
The former president was responding to a series of tweets Saturday morning by Trump claiming that Obama wiretapped phones in Trump Tower in New York City during the presidential campaign.
Trump offered no proof for his claims. ABC News has asked the White House for comment but has yet to receive a response.
The president’s tweets came after an article ran Friday on the right-wing news site Breitbart claiming that the Obama administration obtained authorization to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign.
Trump in his posts compared the alleged wiretapping to the Watergate scandal under former President Nixon.
Source: ABC News