Barack Obama spokesman says Donald Trump's wiretap claim is 'simply false' video

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."

Former US president Barack Obama never ordered surveillance on a US citizen - including Donald Trump, a spokesman says.
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Former US president Barack Obama never ordered surveillance on a US citizen - including Donald Trump, a spokesman says.

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