In a series of tweets on Saturday, US President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of “wiretapping” his New York City offices before the election in November 2016.
Obama’s spokesman, Kevin Lewis, has rejected the allegations and said the Obama administration “never ordered surveillance on any US citizen”. But what would it mean if Trump Tower was actually wiretapped?
Jeremy Bash, NBC News’ national security analyst talks about the procedure of sanctioning a wiretap, and the implications of an order of this kind being passed.
(With inputs from Today.com)