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President Donald Trump blasted former President Barack Obama on Twitter Saturday morning. Trump accused Obama of ordering a wiretap at the Trump Tower during the election campaign period.

Trump made the tweet at 6:35 am saying: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”

The President’s tone on Saturday was of a fighting mood as Trump called Obama a ‘bad (or sick) guy’ in his tweets.

Trump’s accusation was of a similar charge by conservative host Mark Levin on Thursday that were detailed last Friday on Breitbart News.

According to reports, both the Justice Department and the FBI had requested the courts to approve a wiretap motion under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to eavesdrop on Trump and his associates last June.

The FISA court however did not grant the administrations’ request to wiretap Trump.

After five months, the FBI were able to get an approval from FISA to monitor the server in the Trump Tower on suspicion of ongoing contacts with Russian financial institutions.

According to a November news report, no unlawful communications were found during the monitoring of the server.

The President’s tirade started off, defending Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is currently being accused of lying under oath at his Senate confirmation hearing with regard to his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Trump later remarked on his Twitter: “Just out: The same Russian Ambassador that met Jeff Sessions visited the Obama White House 22 times, and 4 times last year alone,”

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Obama’s spokesman, Kevin Lewis denied the allegations that Obama or his administration has ordered any surveillance on any US citizen. He said “Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen.” Lewis further adds: “Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”

Notably, the statement of Obama’s spokesman did not indicate whether Trump or his associate was under surveillance due to a Justice Department probe.