Donald Trump has accused the Obama administration of intercepting communications at his offices in New York City before the presidential election in November last year.
The US president tweeted at 5.35am Eastern time:
The tweet came as one in a series of early morning announcements from the president’s Twitter page. He also made efforts to defend Jeff Sessions, the US attorney general facing questions over his meeting with a Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential election campaign.
“The first meeting Jeff Sessions had with the Russian Amb was set up by the Obama Administration under education program for 100 Ambs…” Trump wrote. He added: “Just out: The same Russian Ambassador that met Jeff Sessions visited the Obama White House 22 times, and 4 times last year alone.”
There was no additional information provided to substantiate the president’s claims that Obama had “wire tapped” Trump Tower, and it was not clear on what information Trump was basing the allegations.
More details soon…