(NationalSentinel) President Donald J. Trump says that his predecessor, Barack Obama, ordered Trump Towers bugged in the weeks and months before the Nov. 8 election, calling the former president “sick” and comparing the alleged actions to the “Nixon/Watergate” crime.
Trump released a tweet storm regarding the revelations/accusations this morning:
As reported by the UK’s Daily Mail:
The president did not provide any additional evidence to back up his claims. Obama has not responded to the accusations.
But he seemed to be referring to a Thursday evening radio show hosted by Mark Levin that claimed Obama executed a ‘silent coup’ of Trump via ‘police state’ tactics, according to far-right Breitbart News.
Levin suggested the former president should be the target of congressional investigation.
Just a day before the election last year, former Heat Street editor Louise Mensch reported that ‘sources with links to the counter-intelligence community’ confirmed that a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) had granted a FISA court warrant in October to monitor activities in Trump tower.
This follows a report on Wednesday by The New York Times claiming that in the waning days of Obama’a lame-duck presidency, his administration spread information about alleged Russian interference in the November election – yes, that phony “Russia stole the election from Clinton to help Trump” lie – throughout the government.
The Daily Mail has more:
In January, American law enforcement and intelligence agencies examined intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of Trump, according to the Times.
The FBI led the investigations, aided by the National Security Agency, and the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit.
Investigators found no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing, the officials said.
One official said intelligence reports based on some of the wiretapped communications had been provided to the White House.
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There are nagging, lingering questions regarding all of this that no one in the U.S. intelligence community or the former president’s administration has been asked or made to answer:
Why did Obama have all of this alleged information on Trump and his inner campaign circle in the first place?
Who authorized the surveillance?
Why was the surveillance authorized – what was the probable cause?
And, most importantly, where is the evidence that any illicit activity was taking place between Trump’s team and Moscow, because so far all we’ve heard are baseless accusations, suppositions, innuendo and allegations?
Trump just upped his game against a former president who is actively seeking to undermine him and get him out of office. Sedition, anyone?