Kevin Lewis, an aide to Obama, predictably denied the claim, but after going after conservative reporters such as Fox News' James Rosen, it seems like a plausible assumption on Mr. Trump's part that Mr. Obama would stoop that low.
In a series of posts on social media, Mr. Trump tweeted that he just discovered that he was "wire tapped" prior to the November elections and nothing untoward was discovered. He then referenced Nixon and Sen. Joseph McCarthy.
Lewis said in a statement "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."
Of course not--Obama had the DoJ in his pocket with Lynch. And it was Lynch who met with Clinton prior to his wife's case, who refused to recuse herself--even though CNN said that she did.
"As part of that practice," Lewis blathered, "neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen [except for James Rosen, shall we say]. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false," he lied.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if politicians on both sides of the aisle didn't lie?
Trump did not cite the source of his information, but the notion that he made such a brash accusation may constitute an acknowledgement that officials at the highest levels of government were at one time probing his business and financial dealings.
Last year, the Department of Justice under Lynch obtained a Foreign Intelligence Service Act (FISA) court warrant to wiretap Trump's conversations, ostensibly to discover whether his campaign had colluded with the Russians to interfere with the election. It was denied but they may have gone ahead (illegally) in spite of that.
If that is the case, then someone's head should roll.