Tweets from Trump verified account claim Obama tapped Trump Tower phones before election

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A series of tweets coming from President Trump’s verified Twitter account Saturday morning are raising questions. The tweets claim that former President Barack Obama tapped phone lines in Trump Tower during the election process.

The tweets indicate that Trump’s phone lines were tapped in October prior to the election.

 

Asked about Trump’s tweets on Saturday, CNN reports a former senior US official with direct knowledge of investigations by the Justice Department under the Obama administration denied there was any such investigation of Trump or that his phones were tapped.

“This did not happen. It is false. Wrong,” the former official said.

The official said clearly that Obama could not order this. It would have been taken to a judge by investigators, but investigators never did that, the former official said to CNN.

Trump did not offer proof for his stunning claim, which has not been verified, and the White House did not immediately return requests for comment Saturday morning. An Obama spokesman had no comment regarding Trump’s claims.