Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phone

US President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor of wire-tapping his phone a month before he was elected.

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

He went on to say that a court had earlier denied a wiretap request.

The US president has given no details to back up the claim – or suggested which court order he was referring to.

Media reports in the past few weeks have suggested the FBI had sought a warrant from the foreign intelligence surveillance court (Fisa) last summer in order to monitor members of the Trump team suspected of irregular contacts with Russian officials.

The warrant was first turned down but then approved in October, according to the media reports.

There has been no official confirmation and it is also not clear if this evolved into a full investigation.

There has been no comment yet from ex-President Barack Obama.

Mr Trump tweeted: “I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to the Election.”

He called the alleged tapping “a new low” and said “This is Nixon/Watergate” – referring to the most notorious political scandal of 1972, which led to the downfall of President Richard Nixon after a web of political spying, sabotage and bribery was exposed by the media.

He also called it McCarthyism – the persecution for US Communists and their allies led by Senator Joe McCarthy in the 1950s.

34 Responses to Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phone

  1. Jennifer March 4, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Hahahahaha – the watchers of the watchers are being watched.

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  2. jrsmith March 4, 2017 at 11:02 am

    @, Jennifer, hail, hail, on the button , I always say when the people who are protecting certain people, needs protection themselves then the so and so hit the fan……..
    This is very interesting early last year the Obama government was accused of tapping and bugging the phones of most of they allies………
    Don’t forget it seems not to take much to hack into computing system in the (US) we have a another kid in the (UK) waiting to be extradited to the (US) for hacking into top level data system…

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    • Clyde Thompson March 4, 2017 at 11:21 am

      jrsmith you are like a drowning rat catching at any straw, Mr. Trump is a devil, he is constantly in denial and is pointing a finger at others forgetting how many are pointing back at him, mass confusion.

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      • Jennifer March 4, 2017 at 11:27 am

        What Mr Trump actually is – is the Grand daddy of DEVILS.

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  3. Shurf De
    Shurf De March 4, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Look, the is an attention seek whore

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  4. Malcolm Marcelle
    Malcolm Marcelle March 4, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Ridiculous!

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  5. Sue March 4, 2017 at 11:35 am

    OMG this man is such a national embarrassment. He is not mentally stable enough to hold the office of President and he does not represent the majority of Americans who voted. My country feels quite different since Jan.20th. Democrats need to get him out of there soon soon. Please feel sorry for us.

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    • Jennifer March 4, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Sue – I here you, so then what you are saying is that the people who voted for him is not stable enough to put him there too. So how did he get there then???

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  6. Jennifer March 4, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    No leader will have 100% likability. There are many, many, people in the USA who like MR Trump and his general ideas and racist ideologies and that is why he is there. Obaaaama suffered much racial connotations and dislikes by the people who actually put Trump in his position. Mr Trump will bring a lot of destruction to the USA by many countries in ONE sitting. The thing is that there is too much pride and dishonest beliefs knocking around, they killed out those NATIVE American Indians who they found living there, and they still catching hell with that pipeline saga, and then there are the black people from the Trans Atlantic slave trade who according to the constitution is still 3/5 of a human being (mind you, you have to have hue to be called a human in the first place). They too still continue to catch hell. While they built their CITIES on blood. Someone has to pay for all that. This is PROPHECY unfolding and HE will pull many souls with him too.

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  7. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes March 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Just feeding his base and deflecting.

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  8. Yvonne Sealy
    Yvonne Sealy March 4, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    And stealing his brain too???

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  9. Victoria Tolley Black
    Victoria Tolley Black March 4, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    I laughed out loud when I heard about this.

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  10. Mary Amos
    Mary Amos March 4, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    The man is just sad

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  11. Ian Matic Gale
    Ian Matic Gale March 4, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Obama n his left-wing activists working hard behind the scenes along with the corporate media & intelligence services, aka the ‘deep state’, to sabotage Trump’s presidency.

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  12. sunshinecanada March 4, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Amen, Jennifer,

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  13. Peter March 4, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Phone tapping is nothing new at this point in time. Every single phone in the world can be tapped. do any of you folks out there believe Barbados Today does not pass out info about senders of e/mail comments. Don’t fool yourself. They pledge NOT TO PUBLISH it. But they pass it out. I received calls from certain influential people already who compliments and criticize my comments. Politicians and important businessmen get it all. I know who to take litigious action against when I am ready. All my comments are usually vetted by three former judges who I often meet and either do a meal or sip a glass of wine with. I already declared that Donald Trump is a racist with a spoilt child begavior that is bordering on dictatorship. White Americans cannot bear the fact that they were once led by a black president. who no matter what he did, he was WRONG. People l.iked Hillary but two major things swerved their decision. She is a woman, they are not ready for a woman president, and she was carrying the political legacy of Obama, a black man who was their President for two consecutive terms. Obama recovered the US economy after BRC (Bush, Ruimsfeldt and Cheney) Lied to the world for control of oil. which is now being replaced by 85% cheaper wind and 60% cheaper sun energy. Work with that.

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    • Y BARROW March 5, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      Peter I loved that your eyes are open to what is happening,and your brain is very sharp

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  14. Javier Maynard
    Javier Maynard March 4, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Lol man I love the picture used in this article…..funny.

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  15. Skylar Prince
    Skylar Prince March 4, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Trump hearing voices. He is just delusional!

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  16. Sherlock Holmes. March 4, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I can see that a whole lot of you think Obama is Mr goody two shoes. Time will tell and very soon.

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  17. lswiltshire March 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    OBAMA IS THE CLOSEST THING I HAVE SEEN TO THE ANTICHRIST!
    HE IS A SNAKE AND CAPABLE OF ANYTHING

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    • Sherlock Holmes. March 4, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      Agreed!

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  18. Elizabeth Jones
    Elizabeth Jones March 4, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    This man is mentally unstable he would say anything to deflate from his family and friends and himself involvement with Russia.

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  19. Mikey March 4, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Yes, Obama is the SNAKE that got rid of Bin Laden and the other terrorist Gaddaffi who helped bomb aeroplanes , restored the Automobile industry, reduced the unemployment rate to around 5 percent.
    I would like a snake like him around my neck anytime soon before next elections here at home. And a Black snake too ???

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    • Jennifer March 4, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      Mikey – Guess you don’t know Bin Laden was dead many years before they announced he was dead in some phony ambush, never showing his body and all. These people are MASTER liars. This is why the then prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated for publicly saying this.

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    • Y BARROW March 5, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      sweet

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  20. Adrian Allison
    Adrian Allison March 4, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Man oh man, if this added to all the rest of off-balanced statements and actions by this man doesn’t convince people that he’s damaged goods mentally then nothing would.
    His supporters need to wake up quickly before he launch a missile strike because Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev for having nukes in Cuba presently or something screwed up like that.
    Clearly he’s suffering from some sort of dementia or paranoia.

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  21. lswiltshire March 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    HE IS ALSO THE ASS THAT HAD THE UN-AFFORDABLE ACT PASSED.
    THE ASS WHO SAID “IF YOU LIKE YOUR DOCTOR, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR DR….IF YOU LIKE YOUR PLAN, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR PLAN
    EACH FAMILY WILL SAVE $2500 PER YEAR ON YOUR INSURANCE PREMIUMS

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  22. Othneal March 4, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Mr Trump has all the symptoms of an undiagnosed Schizophrenic, with paranoid tendencies. This coupled with animal cunning is a potent combination. lt gives him an uncanny ability to consciously tap into the animal, primal element in himself and others and exploit it with ruthless efficiency.
    His unfamiliarity with the truth and mastery of “double speak” imply psychopathic personality disorder. The perfect leader of a country that was founded on the blood of the innocent.
    The first documented example of genocide was perpetrated against Native Americans.The first concentration camps were constructed in America.The first program for eugenics in an attempt to demonstrate the theory of white supremacy Was conducted in America.
    It would not have escaped the notice of some readers, that the Nazis adopted these pogroms.
    White Americans will never forgive Mr.Obama and others for proving that there is only one race of human. After all it took amendment to the American Constitution(13th) to recognize African Americans as humans rather beasts of burden.
    Times have changed but much remains the same.

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  23. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan March 4, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Donald A Trump, L.O.T.I. (Lord of the idiots)

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  24. Sarifa Patel March 5, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Donald Trump is mentally unstable. Anyone can recognise that all the accusations he has made he cannot give proof. If I was Obama I would sue him for defamation of character and let’s see him produce the proof of his accusations. Trump is a known pathological liar, he is also a racist. He is bringing up these distractions to avoid the cia etc finding the real truth about his ties to Russia and his fraud on taxes etc. I wake up everyday hoping to hear he has dissapeared, etc.
    The white supermist etc is fueling his hatred for blacjs, muslims etc. Trump will be worse than Hitler and Putin if allowed to continue. He is the devil incarnate that will be used to usher in end times.

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