I'd bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
In reality, the idea of Trump or his team being wiretapped or being subject to some other kind of electronic surveillance has received significant coverage in so-called mainstream media.
In January, the New York Times suggested FISA warrants targeting the Trump team were likely, part of a "sophisticated investigation" targeting the Trump organization.
The Times wasn't alone.
The UK Guardian, which now says Trump cited no evidence, previously reported of possible FISA warrants targeting the Trump organization.
The Guardian has learned that the FBI applied for a warrant from the foreign intelligence surveillance (Fisa) court over the summer in order to monitor four members of the Trump team suspected of irregular contacts with Russian officials. The Fisa court turned down the application asking FBI counter-intelligence investigators to narrow its focus. According to one report, the FBI was finally granted a warrant in October, but that has not been confirmed, and it is not clear whether any warrant led to a full investigation.
HeatStreet reported FISA warrants targeting the Trump camp in November.
National Review, leaning right, has also expressed concern national security assets were used to play political games, specifically raising the issue or FISA warrants.Two separate sources with links to the counter-intelligence community have confirmed to Heat Street that the FBI sought, and was granted, a FISA court warrant in October, giving counter-intelligence permission to examine the activities of ‘U.S. persons’ in Donald Trump’s campaign with ties to Russia.
For Trump to raise the allegation of being "wiretapped" now isn't what's suspicious. It's that he's waite so long to make it an issue.
Gotta wonder what new information the Trump team has turned up after being in the White House a month and a half to supplement these media reports.
The possibility of the Obama administation wiretapping Trump has been hiding in plain sight ever since Obama, Biden, Clinton and others said intelligence agencies had evidence of Russia "interference."