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US Podcast: Trump’s “Wiretap” Rant — A Beginner’s Guide

US Podcast: Trump’s “Wiretap” Rant — A Beginner’s Guide
March 06
18:20 2017

Adam Quinn of the University of Birmingham explains to Nicky Campbell of BBC Radio 5 Live why Donald Trump went on his Twitter rant claiming, without support, that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.

Quinn breaks down the motives for Trump’s outburst and the reality of the FBI investigation of Trump-Russia links, and compares Obama and the current President.

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See also US Podcast: From Watergate to Trump-Russia
TrumpWatch, Day 45: FBI Asks Justice to Dismiss Trump’s “Wiretap” Claim

I don’t think Barack Obama has any love for Donald Trump, but he’s a much calmer, temperate person and he has a lot more respect for democratic norms and the boundaries of the office.

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Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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