After hearing former President Back Obama deny his sensational phone tapping allegations, Donald Trump fired off another early morning Tweetstorm. This time sounding even more desperate.
In an clear effort to deflect media attention from his failing administration, Trump continued his Twitter crusade against Barack Obama on Sunday morning.
“Who was it that secretly said to Russian President, ‘Tell Vladimir that after the election I’ll have more flexibility?'” Trump wrote, reminding his followers of a hot-mic comment President Obama was overheard in 2012 before his second term.
Trump’s Twitter rant came after President Obama’s denial of allegations he’d tapped the Republican billionaire’s phones during the campaign last year.
“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. As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false,” Lewis said.
Though neither Trump nor Spicer cited any direct evidence, both appeared to refer to recent reports on Breitbart and conservative talk radio suggesting that Obama bugged Trump’s phones. There is no public evidence to back up those assertions.
Trump’s claims on Saturday drew ire from many Democratic lawmakers.
“I think this is just a distraction. To distract from this very, very serious interference by a foreign power on our democracy,” Sen. Al Franken said on “This Week” on Sunday.
Later, he added: “The president of the United States did not tap Donald Trump’s phone. I mean, that’s just ridiculous, and it’s a distraction.”
Many Republicans appeared baffled and largely avoided commenting on the allegations publicly.
When confronted about Trump’s allegation, many congressional Republicans deferred to the president.
“I’ve never heard that allegation made before by anybody. I’ve never seen anything about that anywhere before,” Sen. Marco Rubio said on “Meet The Press” on Sunday. “The president put that out there, and now the White House will have to answer as to exactly what he was referring to.”
There you have it, folks. President Trump has access to the best intelligence in the world, but he prefers Breitbart News as a source of information.