US President Donald Trump had general surveillance in mind when tweeting about his Obama wiretapping accusation, a White House official said.
“I believe there is no question that in the Obama administration, there were steps taken about surveillance and other activities that took place in the 2016 election,” media reports quoted White House spokesman Sean Spicer .
“The President used word like wiretaps in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities,” said the spokesman.
Mr. Spicer’s remarks came after pressure from the Capitol asking the Trump administration for proof that the telephones at Trump Tower were tapped before the Election Day.“
On March 4, Mr. Trump said in a tweet that took everone by surprise that Mr. Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower before the presidential election , but offering no evidence, to substantiate about his claim
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Mr. Trump tweeted.