Ex-US President Barack Obama became furious after learning that his successor, Donald trump accused him of tapping their phones. According to The Wall Street Journal, citing sources close to Obama.
According to them, the former head of the United States had made the decision “not to respond to every intemperate tweet trump”, however, statements by the Republican on surveillance during the election campaign, he’s just upset because he questioned the reputation of his administration.
According to the publication, trump and Obama never had any contact after the inauguration of Republican, held January 20. According to interlocutors of the newspaper, trump tried to contact your predecessor to thank for the letter, left in the White house, but at that time Obama traveled.
March 4, trump reported that he became aware of the wiretapping of phones in the Trump Tower, which, in his opinion, was initiated by the Obama administration. “Awful! Just found out that Obama was listening in to my conversations in Trump Tower just before the victory [in the elections],” wrote trump on his Twitter page.
The next day he called on Congress to investigate the wiretapping of his phones. As explained by the press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer, trump has asked the congressional Committee on intelligence to find out “the disturbances of the functions of the Executive power in 2016”.
Committee on intelligence of the house of representatives said they would check this information as part of an investigation relating to alleged Russian interference in U.S. elections.
Wednesday, March 8, the Chairman of the special Committee on intelligence of the house of representatives Devin Nunes said that the evidence of the facts of spying on Republican had not.
Earlier official representative of the Obama Kevin Lewis said that neither the former President nor anyone from his administration “never gave instructions to listen to the American citizens.”