President Trump accuses President Obama of bugging his phones

President Trump accuses the former president of bugging his phones

President Donald Trump in back in South Florida again at his Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach. Meanwhile, President Trump has begun to start a Twitter war over allegations that his phones at the Trump Tower, were bugged by former President Barack Obama, during the presidential campaign.

President Trump fired off a series of tweets Saturday morning accusing former president Barack Obama of tapping his phone at Trump Tower in New York during the election season.

Trump tweeted that the alleged wiretapping occurred “in October, just prior to (the) election” but he did not provide further details or evidence to back his claim to date.

His source for the allegations came from a report Friday posted by Brietbart and written by Charlie Spiering. The story claims that the Obama administration obtained authorization to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign.


Trump compared the alleged wiretapping to the Watergate scandal under former President Nixon.

Quick to respond to President Trump’s tweets was Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security adviser to Obama. He offered the legal point that presidents can’t simply order wiretaps as Trump suggests

On Friday, Fox’s Brett Baier asked House Speaker Paul Ryan 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?”

Ryan responded by saying: “I don’t think that’s the case.”

Meanwhile, President Trump, came to his Winter White House Friday night after stopping off in Orlando.

He was met there by a solid group of supporters including Gov. Rick Scott. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Education Secretary Betty DeVos were on Air Force One, along with Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka, according to the press pool report.

President Donald Trump walks with his grandchildren, Arabella Kushner and Joseph Kushner, across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 3, 2017, before boarding Marine One for the short flight to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The school that Trump visited in Orlando was Saint Andrew Catholic School, where he visited a fourth-grade class. Scott, who campaigned on expanding school choices for parents, and Rubio joined Trump at the school.

President Trump looked like he was having fun and asked two students to join him for a picture, and told them, “We’re going to make you famous, OK?”

Trump will stay in Palm Beach working until the end of the weekend before heading back to Washington late Sunday.

 

 

 

 

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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.