Donald Trumps says Obama had federal agencies tap the phones in Trump Tower.
From the UK Sun:
“Donald Trump claims Barack Obama ‘had his wires tapped in Trump Tower before US election win’”
Joel Pollack at Breitbart has the story – including a timeline as put together by radio host Mark Levin:
Radio host Mark Levin used his Thursday evening show to outline the known steps taken by President Barack Obama’s administration in its last months to undermine Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and, later, his new administration.
Levin called Obama’s effort “police state” tactics, and suggested that Obama’s actions, rather than conspiracy theories about alleged Russian interference in the presidential election to help Trump, should be the target of congressional investigation.
Drawing on sources including the New York Times and the Washington Post, Levin described the case against Obama so far, based on what is already publicly known. The following is an expanded version of that case, including events that Levin did not mention specifically but are important to the overall timeline.”
“The idea that FISA could be used against political enemies always seemed far-fetched. Now it might not be.”
The grounds for the wiretap were Trump’s alleged connection to Russian banks. Those allegations were found to be meaningless but the wiretaps continued:
What we have, however, suggests that someone at the FBI initially had concerns that banking laws were being violated, but when the Bureau looked into it, investigators found no crimes were being committed. Rather than drop the matter for lack of evidence of criminal offenses, the Justice Department and FBI pursued it as a national-security investigation.”