President Donald Trump has “called together several top advisers Saturday, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and political strategist Steve Bannon, as the White House faced a growing furor over the president’s early morning claims he had been wiretapped by his predecessor.”
Mr. Trump tweeted early Saturday morning that former President Barack Obama had tapped his phones at Trump Tower, where Mr. Trump lived and worked in New York during the campaign, but provided no evidence for what amounted to an extraordinary claim of illegal activity by a former president.
The tweets used strong language and compared Mr. Obama to Joseph McCarthy and Richard Nixon. “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory,” Mr. Trump tweeted at 6:35 a.m. “Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”