Wiretapping Donald Trump

On March 4 President Trump tweeted that former President Obama had tapped his phone during the election campaign:  “How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process.  This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”    The New York Times’ skeptical headline reads, “Trump, Offering No Evidence, Says Obama Tapped His Phones.”  A spokesman for the former president stated, “Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false."   Could this be another example of Trump “fake news? It seems unlikely. Former President Obama did not need to micromanage his minions.  It is unlikely that he had to give a direct order to wiretap Donald Trump’s phone.  So it is probably true that he did not order the...(Read Full Post)