Trump’s Wiretapping Accusation

President Trump; Photo Courtesy of CNN

President Trump; Photo Courtesy of CNN

Bita Zadeh, Photojournalist

On Saturday, March 4th President Trump, offering no evidence, accused Barack Obama of tapping his phones at Trump Tower starting three weeks before the November election. One of Trump’s six tweets read, “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” and another one stating, ”Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for a president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!” He also went on to call Obama a “bad (or sick) guy”. A couple days after he accused Obama of wiretapping him, President Trump avoided questions about the charge, leaving people still wondering and struggling to explain his accusation. Trump was initially supposed to come before cameras twice after all of this happened. Reporters saw him speaking briefly with the community bank CEOs, but he didn’t address the wiretapping claims. That has left everyone hanging without any more details that could shed light on what Trump meant, or how he came by the information behind his claims which many former intelligence officials deny and have very much infuriated and annoyed former President Barack Obama.


This accusation has caused a huge spark of curiosity and anger to most people who have heard about it. On the off chance that this claim is true, it could cause major disputes and some could possibly change their view of their President in a good way. If this claim is proved to be false (which at the moment seems to be since there is absolutely no evidence) people would go crazy and there would be absolute chaos. There would be even more protests against him and nobody would trust anything he says anymore because this accusation that he is making is a very serious one.


After reading this article and listening to the news about Trump’s wiretapping claims, most people would say they were confused and shocked. One former senior US intelligence official called his claim, ”Just nonsense”, and another saying, ”This did not happen. It is false. Wrong,” and many YLHS students would have to agree. “His accusation makes zero sense”, said Arezu Monshizadeh (10) when asked about this situation. After much research, it has been found out that no president can order a wiretap and that those restrictions had been put into place to protect citizens, so Trump’s claim just does not make sense. So far, there is no evidence of anything so his claim could possibly just be be just another cry for attention.