FEATURING MARCY WHEELER – Donald Trump over the weekend dropped yet another bombshell less than two months into his presidency, and he did so in his signature series of angry tweets, complete with typos. He started out with this inexplicable tweet:
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”
Trump then followed that Twitter explosion with another 4 tweets accusing the former President of tapping his phones at Trump Tower. The claims appear to have no basis in fact, and may stem from a Breitbart story.
The assertions came just as calls for Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign were reaching fever pitch. On Monday Trump also released a new version of his executive order on restricting the travel of Muslims to the US.
Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist specializing in civil liberties, privacy, and the “war on terror.” She blogs at emptywheel.net.