BINTANGNEWS.com – US President Donald Trump accused his predecessor Barack Obama of tapping his phones during the late stages of the election campaign, but offered no evidence to support the allegation.
Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to make the allegations.
"How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!," Trump tweeted to his 25.9 million followers.
Trump's administration has come under pressure from FBI and congressional investigations into contacts between some members of his campaign team and Russian officials during his bid to become America's 45th president.
Trump's tweets came a day after he fiercely criticised Democrats over their demands for Jeff Sessions, attorney general, to resign for failing to disclose meetings with Russia's ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak.
Obama imposed sanctions on Russia and ordered Russian diplomats to leave the US in December over the country's involvement in hacking political groups in the November 8 US presidential election.
Michael Flynn, resigned in February after it became apparent that he had discussed US sanctions on Russia with Kislyak before Trump took office.
Flynn had told Vice President Mike Pence he had not discussed US sanctions with the Russians, but transcripts of intercepted communications showed that the subject had come up in conversation.
Trump has often used his Twitter account to attack rivals.
For years, he led a campaign alleging that Obama was not born in the US, but later retracted that claim.
Despite the hostility, though, Trump has offered some kind words about his predecessor as he settled into the White House.
In November, after winning the election, Trump said Obama was "a very good man".***
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