Published March 4, 2017
Trump made the accusation in a tweet decrying the alleged surveillance as “McCarthyism.”
The US president has not provided any further details on the alleged ‘wire tapping’ or how he was informed about the reported activity. However, Trump indicated in a subsequent tweet that legal action on the issue is a possibility.
Obama’s office did not immediately respond to a Reuters’ request for comment about the accusations.
Obama admin ‘set up first Sessions-Russia meeting’
In an earlier tweet sent by the president Saturday morning, Trump addressed the ongoing controversy surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been accused by US media of failing to disclose during his confirmation hearing meetings with Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.
Sessions has denied any wrongdoing in meeting with the Russian ambassador, saying this was unrelated to the presidential campaign, and has recused himself from any investigations into the Trump campaign.
On Saturday, Trump blamed the Obama administration for the “first meeting” between Sessions and the Russian ambassador.
Trump then went on to claim that Kislyak met with Sessions in the White House during Obama’s reign a total of 22 times, including four last year.