White House Requests Congress To Investigate Obama For Abusing Wiretap Powers During Election
On Saturday, President Donald J. Trump went on a tweetstorm that accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping him at the Trump Tower during the 2016 election. On Sunday, President Trump’s White House requested that the Congress open an investigation into whether the Obama administration abused their wiretap powers during the 2016 campaign. This investigation would be part of the ongoing congressional probe into Russia’s influence on the election. Thus far, Trump nor the White House has supplied evidence of the wiretapping, but there have been reports circulating since November.
President Trump began his Sunday morning with a fresh new tweets that went after Democratic National Committee and Obama.
President Trump’s reference to Obama is the moment back in March of 2012 at a nuclear disarmament summit in Seoul where President Obama was caught on a hot mic talking to Russian President (at the time) Dimitri Medvedev. “This is my last election,” Obama told Medvedev. “After my election I have more flexibility.” “I understand,” Medvedev replies. “I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”