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President Trump accused his predecessor, Barack Obama, of wiretapping Trump Tower during the campaign in October, in a series of tweets Saturday morning

“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”, Trump firest tweeted. Then the president sent out a tweet about the 22 times the Russian ambassador reportedly visited the White House, including four times last year.

Obama, the 44th president, just left the White House in January. He has supported and campaigned for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Trump then compared the “scarry” wiretap to the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

“How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”, Trump tweeted.

The president then mentioned he might look into a “good lawyer” to make a “great case” out of the wiretap.

“I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!”, Trump tweeted.

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He added: “Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!”

The president has not provided any evidence of wiretapping. Trump has tweeted out unfounded claims in the past.

Trump is possibly reacting to a Breitbart story published Friday, which explores conservative radio host Mark Levin’s claim a day prior on “police tactics” the Obama administration used to undermine Trump’s campaign. The article discusses reports about the Obama administration applying for a FISA court warrant to tap Trump Tower to investigate suspected links to Russian banks.

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