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Obama just shut down Trump’s “simply false” claim that he wiretapped Trump Tower

Obama just shut down Trump's

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That didn’t take long.

In a statement from Barack Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis, the former president called President Donald Trump’s Saturday-morning tweet, which asserted Obama surveilled Trump Tower via wiretapping, “simply false.”

“A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice,” the statement reads. “As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”

Trump, citing no evidence, accused Obama of wiretapping in a bizarre Twitter rant that meandered from defending Attorney General Jeff Sessions in his ongoing Russian ambassador scandal to accusing Obama of McCarthyism.

And, true to form, the commander in chief managed to get an early morning jab in at his Apprentice successor Arnold Schwarzenegger after the actor’s announcement Friday that he was leaving the show due to its “baggage.”

Mathew Rodriguez

4 thoughts on “Obama just shut down Trump’s “simply false” claim that he wiretapped Trump Tower

  1. Trump’s paranoia and conspiracy theory rhetoric shows dissolving connections with reality. This is becoming increasingly discomforting as are his endless tantrum like tweets.

    I have never been a true Trump supporter but have defended him in comments here for what I have felt to be inaccurate and inappropriate and unfounded attacks but I cannot dismiss this kind of repeated irrational behavior underpinned by his alternative facts presentations.

    Even if BarryO was inclined to do as Trump has suggested he would not do it and just watch Trump continue to trip over his own tongue and feet. These episodes are making me increasingly “uncomfortable” .

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    1. Previous comments to this post have covered our esteemed (or steaming?) President well.
      For MY turn, I’m moving on along to Ahnold.
      Ever since Ar\nold Schwart-whatever-the-hell-his-name-is first left his gymnasium/muscle-bound days he has been nothing BUT baggage, including his ‘Governor Ahnold’ days.
      I wonder how the voters in California could have elected him, becau… . .
      OH, I forgot… Reagan.

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