Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin claims "the evidence is overwhelming" that the Obama administration spied on Donald Trump leading up his inauguration, RadarOnline.com has learned.
"I'm saying the public record is damning of the Obama administration. It was investigating the campaign of a presidential candidate of an opposing party during the course of the campaign. Its use of FISA, loosening of NSA distribution requirements, husbanding and protecting information at the behest of White House staff on the way out the door, and recent leaks of confidential and perhaps classified information is extraordinary," Levin said in the CNN Reliable Sources newsletter.
"Everything I just said is based on media reports, including and especially the NYT. It's time to get to the bottom of the extent of what took place in the Obama administration and who was involved. If Obama had no idea about any of this, then he must not have read the newspapers during his presidency, since some of it was public while he was president."
As Radar previously reported, in a series of tweets this weekend, Trump accused Obama of orchestrating wiretaps on the phones in Trump Tower in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election. Trump didn't provide any evidence alongside his claims, but Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy said the new prez is "very confident" he will be proven right.
On Sunday, The White House insisted that Congress open investigate into the claim as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the election, Business Insider reports.
Meanwhile, FBI Director James Comey opposed Trump's claim over the weekend, asking the Justice Department to reject it. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper took a similar stance, telling NBC that "there was no such wiretap activity" against Trump or his campaign.
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