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Trump accuses Obama of pre-election wiretapping

US President Donald Trump and former president Barack Obama

President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor, Barack Obama, of wiretapping his offices at Trump Tower in New York City before the November 2016 presidential election.

In a series of tweets Saturday, Trump likened the alleged wiretaps to the Watergate political scandal that eventually led to the resignation of former president Richard Nixon in 1974.

Trump did not offer proof of any wiretaps. Obama's office has not responded to the accusations.

In a tweet, former National Security Agency analyst and counter-intelligence officer John Schindler suggested the president's accusations may pertain to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), which permits the legal surveillance and collection of information between foreign countries and their agents.

Last Modified: Saturday، 04 March 2017 11:05 PM