US Congress 'to probe Donald Trump's Barack Obama phone-tapping claims'

Congress committee to probe Donald Trump's claims Barack Obama tapped phones, say reports

Donald Trump's caused a massive stir with his latest tweet

Monday, March 6, 2017

A congressional committee has reportedly agreed to probe Donald Trump's explosive claims Barack Obama spied on him during in the 2016 election.

The President caused a massive stir by tweeting on Sunday that his predecessor had ordered a wiretap of his phones in New York City's Trump Tower. 

Mr Trump called for Congress to investigate the issue, and now a committee has agreed to look into the claims, according to The Telegraph.

However Mr Trump's allegation has caused a huge amount of consternation in Washington.  A former FBI director, James Clapper, has said the claims are "simply false" and the bureau's current chief, James Comey, has asked the Justice Department to publicly reject the allegations, according to The New York Times.

The paper says the reason for Comey's request is that Mr Trump has insuinated the bureau breached the law. Neither the Justice Department or FBI have made a public statement at the time of writing.

Meanwhile, the President has come under fire - yet again - for his usage of Twitter - notably from the creator of the TV show House of Cards, Beau Willimon, who called for the network to remove his account. 

See his argument below: