Trump alleges wiretapping by Obama; gives no evidence
By U.S. President Donald Trump accuses former President Barack Obama of wiretapping him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign, but offered no evidence to support the allegation
04 March 2017 | 5:43 pm
U.S. President Donald Trump accuses former President Barack Obama of wiretapping him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign but offered no evidence to support the allegation
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