Early in the morning on March 4, newly elected President Donald Trump made an astounding allegation via Twitter:

“Terrible! Just found out that [former President Barack] Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”

He followed that tweet up with another, from about a half hour later:

“How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”