Obama spokesman rejects Trump's wiretap claim as 'simply false'

Former US President Barack Obama has rejected latest allegations by his successor Donald Trump that he had ordered electronic surveillance of the then Republican presidential nominee just before the November election.

“A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice,” said Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis in a Saturday statement.

“As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen,” he added. “Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”

Earlier on Saturday, Trump fired off tweet messages claiming that Obama had his “wires tapped” in Trump Tower before Election Day, without citing any evidence.

“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”  “How low has President Obama gone…

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