Trump Tweets New Conspiracy Theory About Obama Wiretapping His Phone, Trump Tower

U.S. President Donald Trump is causing more controversy again with a new conspiracy theory he claims without citing any direct evidence involving former U.S. President Barack Obama wiretapping his phones and Trump Tower before the elections while claiming this is McCarthyism.

Trump tweeted early Saturday morning: “Terrible. Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism.”

According to Dictionary.com, one definition of McCarthyism is “the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism.”

Trump likened his unproven wiretapping allegation to the Nixon/Watergate scandal.

Trump’s latest Twitter conspiracy rant isn’t all that surprising or out of character.

During the U.S. presidential election season, Trump spun a variety of conspiracy theories about the U.S. presidential election being rigged, voter fraud, and also claimed that millions of undocumented immigrants had voted for Clinton, a claim that U.S. election officials have flatly rejected.

The latest wiretapping conspiracy theory Trump is espousing appears to have been inspired by a Breitbart news story on Friday about conservative radio host Mark Levin outlining on Thursday the “known steps” taken by President Obama’s administration in its last months to undermine Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and his new administration.

Former President Barack Obama has denied the new allegations Trump has accused him involving wiretapping before the elections.

Obama’s spokesman Kevin Lewis said on Saturday, “Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”

South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham defended former U.S. President Obama and said at a townhall meeting on Saturday, “I’m very worried that our president is suggesting the former president has done something illegal.”

Trump’s Attorney General selection Jeff Sessions offered a recusal last Thursday involving his past conversations as a U.S. senator with a Russian ambassador during the election season.

During his confirmation hearings in January, Sessions denied having any conversations with the Russian ambassador last year although his claim was later shown to be untrue.

Since Sessions recusal, Trump has attempted to turn the tables over and deflect attention away from his administration’s past ties with Russia by accusing Democratic leaders such as Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi of having connections with Russian leaders.

Trump tweeted on Friday, “I hereby demand a second investigation, after Schumer, of Pelosi for her close ties to Russia, and lying about it.”

He also tweeted, “We should start an immediate into @SenatorSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite!”

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Johnathan Schweitzer

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