politico.com – By Eli Stokols – President Donald Trump, under scrutiny for possible ties between his campaign and Russia and increasingly fixated with rooting out leaks, on Saturday sought to deflect attention by accusing former president Barack Obama of tapping his Trump Tower phones prior to the election. He offered no evidence to support his claims, which appear to be based on commentary rising in conservative media circles—and, above all, the president’s own agitation over the metastasizing Russia controversy.
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump tweeted, as part of a six-tweet screed.