Washington – Finger pointing is on in full force in the US with US President Donald Trump now questioning Barack Obama’s “secret” conversation with Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev in 2012.
The latest fire across the aisle comes just a couple of days after the President accused the ex-President of “wire tapping” his office before the presidential elections in 2016. The latest Trump ‘tantrum’, as many would call, showed up on Twitter with the President questioning: “Who was it that secretly said to Russian President, “Tell Vladimir that after the election I’ll have more flexibility?”
This was effectively pointing at the hot-mic conversation between Obama and the then Russian President Medvedev in 2012 before his second term.
The Trump administration is at the receiving end of the controversy that has erupted over Trump’s top administration officials’ alleged contacts with Russian officials during and after elections.
Trump on the other hand is leaving no stones unturned to go after Obama accusing Obama of “wire tapping” his office in New York just before the 2016 presidential elections and likened the alleged surveillance of his communications to the “Watergate” scandal.
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump had said, without providing any evidence to substantiate his claims.
“How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” he said.
Obama’s spokesperson Kevin Lewis rejected the allegations as “simply false” and said the former US president never ordered surveillance on any US citizen. Meanwhile, NBC reported that senior US officials had no clue about Trump’s allegations of wire tapping at the Trump Tower.