Trump likens Obama 'wire tapping' to Watergate scandal

New Delhi [India], Mar. 4 (ANI): Accusing his predecessor Barack Obama of tapping the Trump Tower before the election victory, President Donald Trump likened the action to being as bad as the Watergate scandal. "How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!," Trump tweeted on Saturday.

Watergate was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s, following a break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. in 1972 and the then president Richard Nixon's administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement. When the conspiracy was discovered and investigated by the U.S. Congress, the Nixon administration's resistance to its probes led to a constitutional crisis. Relentless in his barrage on his predecessor, the incumbent U.S. President accused Obama of having tapped the Trump Tower before the election victory. "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!," the President tweeted.

Asserting that this development was a "new low", Trump questioned the legality of the entire situation.

The fresh accusation comes after Trump alleged that Obama was responsible for the leaks within the present U.S. administration. Reiterating that Obama's 'people' were definitely behind the leak, Trump stated that some of the leaks are really serious as they are related to national security. However, Trump did not offer any evidence for his claim. Last month, Trump told Fox News that reports of his calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia were caused by leaks from "Obama people." Trump's administration has claimed to have been plagued by leaks within his administration to the media. (ANI)