Trump repeats charge that Obama ordered spying on him

US President Donald Trump repeats his accusation that former President Barack Obama had ordered intelligence agencies to spy on him.

Speaking at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, Trump said he and Merkel might find common ground over allegations of wiretapping by the Obama administration.

“As far as wiretapping, I guess, by this past administration, at least we have something in common perhaps,” Trump said.

The US National Security Agency spied on the last three German chancellors and their offices for decades, according to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks.

The leaked WikiLeaks documents have suggested that the NSA spooked on Angela Merkel, Gerhard Schroder, and Helmut Kohl.   

Helmut Kohl (left), Gerhard Schroder (center) and Angela Merkel

Earlier this month, Trump accused his predecessor of intercepting his communications at his offices in Trump Tower in New York City just before the November presidential…

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