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Former AG For President Bush Says, 'Trump Was Right About Surveillance', But Wrong About This

On March 4, President Donald Trump made explosive allegations against former President Barack Obama. The POTUS believes that the former president ordered wiretaps on his phone at his luxury apartment in Trump Tower. The former Attorney General under former President George W. Bush weighs in.

Michael Mukasey, former Bush Attorney General, says he believes it's quite possible that Trump Towers was wiretapped before the election. However, he doubts that the wiretaps were ordered by Barack Obama.

“I think he’s right in that there was surveillance and that it was conducted at the behest of the attorney general — at the Justice Department,” Mukasey to Martha Raddatz on ABC's 'This Week'. "It means there was some basis to believe that somebody in Trump Tower may have been acting as an agent of the Russians for whatever purpose. Not necessarily the election, but for some purpose.”

Trump made the allegations on Saturday in a series of tweets. "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!" they read. "How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!"

A spokesperson for Mr. Obama said such allegations that anyone in Obama's White House tapped Trump's wires are 'simply false'.

Jon Favreau, former President Obama speech writer, added in a tweet, "I'd be careful about reporting that Obama said there was no wiretapping. Statement just said that neither he nor the WH ordered it."

Mukasey explained to Raddatz that he believes that 'somebody in Trump Tower may have been acting as an agent of the Russians for whatever purpose. Not necessarily the election, but for some purpose'.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer quickly added his own tweet. "On @ThisWeekABC Fmr Atty General Mukasey:I think @POTUS is right in that there was surveillance at the behest of Obama Dept of Justice."

Source: Independent Journal Review
Photo: ABC News

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