President Trump made a shocking claim Friday in a series of tweets that the phones in “Trump tower were wiretapped” by the Obama administration in the weeks leading up to the November 2016 election.

Early Saturday morning Trump began tweeting a series of fervent tweets that his phones were tapped by the former administration, calling the alleged wiretapping “McCarthyism” and “Nixon/Watergate.” He also referred to Obama as a “bad or sick guy.”

“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism,” Trump wrote.

“Is it legal for a sitting President to be ‘wire tapping’ a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!” he said in another tweet.

Trump also tweeted that a “good lawyer could make a great case of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!”

“How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” Trump tweeted.

Trump did not specify how he uncovered that the Obama administration allegedly wiretapped his phones.

However, Trump could be referencing to a Breitbart article posted Friday that claimed that the preceding administration made two Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) requests in 2016 to use the intelligence apparatus to monitor Trump’s communications and a computer server in Trump Tower focusing on possible links with Russian banks citing the National Review. No evidence was found of any wrong doing but the administration “continued for national security reasons tapping an opposing presidential campaign,” Breitbart wrote.

Trump also noted that the first meeting that Jeff Sessions his pick for Attorney General had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak “was set up by the Obama Administration under education program for 100 Ambassadors,” tweeting hours before his rant at 3:46 a.m. EST.

Trump further noted that the same Ambassador Kislyak visited the Obama White House 22 times, including four times last year alone.

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