President Donald Trump charged on Sunday that “Obamagate” was “the biggest political crime in American history, by far!”
Trump took to Twitter, his favored social media platform, to make the statement.
He added on Monday: “OBAMAGATE makes Watergate look small time!”
The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama didnt respond to a request for comment on Trumps remarks.
The term Trump used first started to trend in March 2017 after the newly elected president wrote on Twitter that former President Barack Obama had had his “wires tapped.”
According to recently released documents, Obama was aware of details from wiretapped phone calls between Trumps then-national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and Russias ambassador to the United States in late 2016 or early 2017. Flynn was later accused of lying to the FBI about details of the calls during a Jan. 24, 2017 interview. Flynn resigned from his position shortly after.
High-level officials differ on who informed Obama, with several alleging it was James Clapper, the director of national intelligence. Clapper denied the allegations under oath.
Trump spent portions of Sunday sharing tweets from a wide range of accounts, buttressing the retweets with the two brief statements.
One tweet the president shared showed a meme of Trump looking at the camera with the words emblazoned on the photo: “Hope you had fun investigating me. Now its my turn.”
Another post said: “Unless people are indited [sic] and put in prison the corruption will continue.”
Another account retweeted by Trump alleged treason, wondering who would be the first person besides Trump “to call for Treason Charges” and “demand Prosecution of the Frame Up Conspirators in this Attempted Overthrow of our Presidency?”
Trump also shared a number of posts from Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor who argued that Obama administration officials collaborated with the FBI on the investigation of Flynn.