Trump, Russia, Wiretaps and FISA
Donald Trump today (apparently parroting his favorite right wing website) accused President Obama of wiretapping his phones.
A spokesman for Obama said the accusation was “simply false”.
The unprecedented attack by a president on his predecessor, made in a series of early morning tweets, stoked speculation that Trump’s remarks were prompted by stories circulating in rightwing media, including one that claimed Obama is attempting a “silent coup” against Trump.
Trump's baseless claim shows his ignorance of electronic surveillance laws and procedures, both as to criminal investigations (under Title III) and foreign intelligence/ national security investigations (under FISA.) [More...]
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