'This is Nixon/Watergate': Trump accuses Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during campaign
President Donald Trump accused his predecessor Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower before Election Day in a lengthy Twitter storm on Saturday morning.
"How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!," said Trump during an array of tweets.
Trump did not include any evidence that would substantiate his allegations against former President Obama.
Click through Trump's tweets claiming Obama tapped his phones here:
Trump's presidential campaign headquarters was located in Trump Tower throughout the election, and the Trump family have a residence within the building.
The president's latest Twitter storm began early Saturday morning at around 6:30 am. "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!," said Trump before seemingly urging a "good lawyer" to take up the case.
"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 Election!"
While Trump did not include evidence or context regarding his allegations, reports are emerging that an article published by far-right website Breitbart News may have something to do with Saturday's allegations.
"Per an official, I've confirmed that several people at the White House have been circulating this Breitbart story," Tweeted Washington Post reporter Robert Costa who also included a link to Breitbart story titled "Mark Levin to Congress: Investigate Obama's 'silent coup' vs. Trump."
Steve Bannon, who is now the assistant to the president and White House chief strategist, was formally the executive chair of Breitbart News.
House Speaker Paul Ryan was asked on Friday by FOX News' Brett Baier whether he was concerned "that the Obama Administration may have been surveilling members of the Trump campaign in a pretty detailed investigation during the election?"
"I don't think that's the case," said Ryan.