The White House has asked Congress to investigate Donald Trump’s allegation, presented without evidence, that Barack Obama ordered illegal wiretapping of Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election.
On Saturday, a spokesman for Obama said the former president had not ordered any such surveillance. On Sunday a former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, went further, denying the existence of any surveillance order at Trump Tower, at least during his tenure.
In his demand for an investigation, White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not provide any evidence for the president’s claims, but said reports about “potentially politically motivated investigations” were “very troubling”.
He did not specify what reports were in question, though late last week rightwing radio and news sites, including the website recently run by the president’s chief strategist, circulated the idea that Obama had tried to undermine the Trump campaign.
THERE’S A LOT OF CONFUSION COMING OUT OF TRUMP’S CAMP RIGHT NOW OVER WHETHER OR NOT THIS INVESTIGATION WILL ACTUALLY PLACE BUT I DON’T WANT TO GET INTO THAT RIGHT NOW. THERE’S A LOT OF COWARDS IN THE WHITE HOUSE RIGHT NOW WHO ARE TOO AFRAID TO RUB BARACK OBAMA THE WRONG WAY. WELL, IT’S DONALD TRUMP’S WORLD NOW SO EVERYBODY BETTER FALL THE FUCK IN.
BUT ANYWAY, THIS WIRE TAPPING IS HUGE (if true). EVERYONE IS LOSING THEIR MIND ABOUT THOSE FAKE NEWS REPORTS ABOUT RUSSIA HACKING OUR ELECTION BUT NO ONE IS PAYING ATTENTION TO THE ACTUAL SABOTAGE THAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR OWN BACKYARDS. BARACK OBAMA CONTINUES TO UNDERMINE OUR CURRENT COMMANDER IN CHIEF AND I FOR ONE, HAVE HAD ENOUGH.
THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY PHOTOS RELEASED LATELY OF THE OBAMA’S ON VACATION BUT I’M CALLING BULLSHIT. IT’S ALL A DISTRACTION. OBAMA IS SECRETLY STILL IN D.C. LISTENING AND HACKING INTO THE WHITE HOUSE. OPEN YOUR EYES.
I DEMAND A FULL INVESTIGATION ASAP.