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Donald Trump Is Sworn In As 45th President Of The United States

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UPDATE***On Sunday, The White House urged Congress to launch a investigation against the nation’s first Black president.

According to Reuters, this request came a day after President Donald Trump alleged, without supporting evidence, that then-President Obama ordered a wiretap of the phones at Trump’s campaign headquarters in Trump Tower in New York.

When the White House was asked to provide an explanation behind the unsubstantiated claims against Obama, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the Trump administration would have no further comment on the issue until Congress has completed its probe.

“Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling,” Spicer said in a statement.

“President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.” Until that is carried out “neither the White House nor the president will comment further,” he added.

It’s not clear which reports Spicer is referring, but it’s been rumored that Trump was set off by an article that was recently published on the Alt-Right website Breibart.

Plenty of people tied to the Obama administration and the intelligence community have slammed Trump.  A spokesman for Obama, Kevin Lewis, said that “any suggestion” that Obama or any White House official ordered surveillance against Trump “simply false.”

 “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,” Lewis said in a statement early.

On Sunday, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper denied that the communications of Trump Tower were wiretapped, Slate wrote.

“There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign,” Clapper said on NBC’s Meet the Press.

Clapper said that as far as he knows there was no Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Act (FISA) order to monitor Trump Tower.

Despite any proof to back up his accusations,Trump doubled down on Twitter Sunday morning.

Original Article: Boy Bye! With No Evidence, Trump Accuses Obama Of Wiretapping His Phones

While #45 should be more concerned about campaign leaks and alleged ties to Russia, he’s still out there blaming whatever he can on former President Barack Obama.

Politico reported that on Saturday morning Trump accused Obama of tapping his Trump Tower phones prior to the election.

He tweeted: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump tweeted early Saturday morning in one part of a six-tweet tirade that began just after 6:30 a.m.” He also referred to Obama as a “sick guy.”

Of course Trump and The White House did not offer up any evidence to prove these claims, CNN pointed out.

A spokesman for Obama, Kevin Lewis, said that “any suggestion” that Obama or any White House official ordered surveillance against Trump “simply false.”

“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,” Lewis said in a statement early.

“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.”

It’s believed that Trump got this ridiculousness stuck in his head after reading a recent article on the Alt-Right website Breibart that accused Obama of the same thing. Now if #45’s phones were tapped that would have been done by the Department of Justice and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which conducts investigations independent of the White House and the president, CNN noted. In addition, a warrant, that Obama could not have issued, would have been handed down by a judge.

This isn’t the first time this week that Trump has made baseless claims about Obama. During a recent interview with Fox & Friends, he claimed Obama was behind the leaks in his administration.

“I think that President Obama is behind it because his people are certainly behind it,” Trump said.

“And some of the leaks possibly come from that group, which are really serious because they are very bad in terms of national security. But … in terms of him being behind things, that’s politics. And it will probably continue,” he added.

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