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Obama Response to Trump ‘Wiretap’ Claim Raises Questions


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Author: Jesusemen Oni / VOA

A number of former Obama officials seem to have just suggested that they may have actually wiretapped the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.

President Obama’s spokesman Kevin Lewis denied that the former White House or the former President wiretapped Trump Tower.

“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,” Lewis said. “As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”

Valerie Jarrett also tweeted out the statement from former President Obama’s spokesman.However mrs Jarrett may not be the most reliable of sources.Considering the that she is now living in the Obamas’ multimillion dollar Washington, D.C. mansion.

Check out statement from Kevin Lewis, spokesperson to former President Obama. Enough said. pic.twitter.com/OTEQiVOHvh

— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) March 4, 2017

However there were a number of former Obama officials who were slightly less confident and willing when is comes to denouncing and dismissing trump’s claims.Obama’s former speechwriter Jon Favreau tweeted that he would warn reporters against saying there was no wiretap.

I'd be careful about reporting that Obama said there was no wiretapping. Statement just said that neither he nor the WH ordered it.

— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) March 4, 2017