Tony Shaffer: ObamaGate Wiretapping 'Soviet-Level Wrongdoing'
Ret. U.S. Army Intelligence Officer Tony Shaffer said that wiretapping by a sitting U.S. president is "Soviet-level wrongdoing" with "the potential for indictments" if President Trump's allegations are true.
On "Fox & Friends Weekend" Saturday morning, Shaffer shared his thoughts on Trump's early-morning tweets accusing the Obama administration of wiretapping Trump Tower prior to the 2016 election.
Although Obama, through his spokesman Kevin Lewis, denied the allegations, Shaffer said it is "very likely" he authorized the wiretapping.
"President Obama has moved into his Potemkin Village and moved in Valerie Jarrett. We have to understand that it's very likely that he did authorize this," he said.
"Simply because you don't like someone doesn't give you the right as the sitting president to do something like this," he continued.
"The Trump Tower to the best of the Obama administration's ability, was wired for sound," Shaffer said. "There were reasons why Mr. Trump did not want to give up his own personal security -- because he knew that people very close to him may very well become collectors of this sort of thing."
Shaffer emphasized the seriousness of the allegations. "This is completely insidious," he said. "This is an order of magnitude worse than Watergate -- where you've actually used the mechanisms of state, the power of the state to go after a candidate of presidency."
He added, "This is Soviet behavior. This is the very thing the Soviet Union would have engaged in back during the Cold War."
Shaffer predicted that there will be some whistleblowers coming forward now to talk about wiretaps.