The ex-president DID NOT order Donald’s phones tapped at Trump Tower, says his spokesman.
Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for former President Barack Obama issued a strong denial to President Trump’s unsubstantiated accusation that the former commander-in-chief wiretapped Trump Tower phones during the election campaign.
“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,” Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said in a statement Saturday. “As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”
The former president was responding to a series of tweets Saturday morning by Trump claiming that Obama wiretapped phones in Trump Tower in New York City during the presidential campaign.
Trump offered no proof for his claims. ABC News has asked the White House for comment but has yet to receive a response.