President Trump Accuses Obama Of ‘Wire Tapping,’ Provides No Evidence

President Donald Trump looks on as he meets with parents and teachers at Saint Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, Fla., on March 3.
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In a string of tweets posted early Saturday morning, President Trump let loose a barrage of accusations at his predecessor. He alleged that former President Obama had his “wires tapped” in Trump Tower before Election Day last year, accusing Obama of “McCarthyism” and being a “bad (or sick) guy.”

Trump, who is under significant scrutiny for his administration’s contacts with Russia before he took office, offered no evidence to support his claims Saturday morning.

Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, released a statement Sunday — which you can read in full at the bottom of this post — saying the White House is asking Congress to investigate “whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.