It's been a rocky week in the White House, and that shows no signs of slowing down. At Palm Beach this morning, President-elect Donald Trump sent off a rapid-fire series of tweets claiming that Barack Obama had spied on him with wiretapping whilst he was in office.

How people respond to Trump's wire tapping assertions

Ben Rhodes, former senior national security aide to ex president Barack Obama, relayed on Twitter to Mr Trump on Saturday that “no president can order a wiretap” and also wrote, “Those restrictions were put in place to protect citizens from people like you.”

Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wrote in a tweet that trump was trying to deflect focus on the contacts made between members of his election campaign and Russia.

“The Deflector-in-Chief is at it again," Pelosi smartly tweeted. "An investigation by an independent commission is the only answer.”

Meanwhile, #Oregon Senator Ron Wyden wondered whether the president had accessed information from the FBI or whether "Trump is making it up."

Either way, we all deserve an explanation, the Democratic senator wrote.

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