Trump sidesteps blame over wiretap row with Britain

/ Mar 18, 2017

Trump sidesteps blame over wiretap row with Britain

President Donald Trump defiantly refused to back down Friday from his explosive claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones, and sidestepped any blame for the White House decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain helped carry out the alleged surveillance. In brushing off ...

Trump's public ambivalence toward Obama stretches back years

/ Mar 7, 2017

Trump's public ambivalence toward Obama stretches back years

U.S. President Donald Trump’s love-hate attitude toward predecessor Barack Obama goes back a decade, a volatile mixture of admiration and scurrilous disrespect that helped launch the provocative billionaire’s own political career. Trump was a main purveyor of the “birther” conspiracy theory that the nation’s ...

FBI asks Justice Department to refute Trump wiretapping claim

/ Mar 6, 2017

FBI asks Justice Department to refute Trump wiretapping claim

FBI Director James Comey has asked the U.S. Justice Department to publicly refute President Donald Trump’s explosive, unsubstantiated accusation that Barack Obama tapped his phone during last year’s election campaign, U.S. media reported on Sunday. Comey’s extraordinary measure questioning the president’s truthfulness provides an ...

White House demands Congress probe Trump-alleged wiretap by Obama

/ Mar 6, 2017

White House demands Congress probe Trump-alleged wiretap by Obama

The White House on Sunday demanded that Congress, which is already investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, also examine whether former President Barack Obama abused his executive powers in connection with that campaign. The request followed President Donald Trump’s claim Saturday that ...