Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said on Sunday that President Trump is likely correct that there was surveillance of Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign The Hill reported.
Mukasey, the former Attorney General under President George W. Bush, believes that President Obama didn’t order the wiretapping.
The Hill reported, “I think he’s right in that there was surveillance and that it was conducted at the behest of the attorney general — at the Justice Department,” Mukasey told ABC’s “This Week.”
Fmr Bush AG: Wiretap would mean “there was some basis to believe somebody in Trump Tower may have been acting as an agent of the Russians.” pic.twitter.com/93BtgRWpYq
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) March 5, 2017
A spokesman for Barack Obama denied that President Obama had anything to do with any surveillance of Donald Trump.
The Hill reported, “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,” Kevin Lewis said in a statement.
“As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen,” Lewis added. “Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”
Notice that there was no denial of the alleged surveillance, only pointing fingers at who would’ve ordered it.