Fact check: what did Trump’s tweets about Obama’s ‘wiretaps’ mean?
Trump accuses former president of illegal wiretapping – claims that appear to be based on rumors circulating in rightwing media about a ‘silent coup’
On Saturday morning, without presenting evidence, Donald Trump
accused former president Barack Obama of illegal wiretapping.
Using Twitter, the president also mounted a defense of his attorney general, Jeff Sessions and his meetings with the Russian ambassador.
The six tweets appeared to originate with rumors circulating in rightwing media, especially talk radio and Breitbart News – recently run by Steve Bannon, now the president’s chief strategist – about a “silent coup” against Trump, by members of the Obama administration.