Following reports that Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman was under surveillance, Fox News pundits jumped to the president’s defense Tuesday, asserting that his claims the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower have now been vindicated. Yet they couldn’t be more wrong, said legal experts.
It all goes back to Trump’s tweet on March 4 that he “found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump also compared it to “Nixon/Watergate,” when President Richard Nixon attempted to bug the Democratic Party headquarters.
Defending Trump’s months-old claim, Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson said Tuesday: “Not everything the president says on Twitter is factually accurate. But to anyone who has been in Washington for a while, that claim didn’t seem crazy or really that unlikely.”