Barack Obama spokesman says Donald Trump's wiretap claim is 'simply false'
A spokesman for former US president Barack Obama has denied President Donald Trump's allegation that Obama ordered a wiretap of him last October.
Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said: "A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice."
He added: "As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false."
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