On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump accused Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the election. After Obama denied the allegations in a statement, his former intelligence director decided to double down.

Wiretapping claims

The biggest story to dominate the news cycle in American politics has been what impact Russia had on the 2016 presidential election. In addition, questions remain unanswered about whether or not Russia has current influence in the White House, as Donald Trump continues to deny and deflect from allegations that he is linked to the Kremlin.

Last month, Trump lost his National Security Advisor after retired Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign when it was revealed he spoke to Russian officials at the end of last year. In a follow-up, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been accused of speaking with the ambassador of Russia twice during the election, while failing to disclose the information during his Senate confirmation hearing. As expected, Trump rushed to the defense of his administration, and instead put the blame on Democrats and Barack Obama. As seen on "Meet the Press" on March 5, the Obama team is denying any wrongdoing.

"How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process," Donald Trump wrote as part of his tweet-storm on Saturday.

On Sunday morning, Trump returned to Twitter and trolled the former commander in chief once again, and then later had the White House call for an investigation into the claims in question. However, James Clapper, former director of national intelligence under Obama, denied the allegations during an interview on "Meet the Press."

"There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect at the time, as a candidate or against his campaign," James Clapper told host Chuck Todd.

When asked if he would have known if a FISA court ordered a wiretapping on Trump Tower, Clapper once again set the record straight, stating "Absolutely, I can deny it."

Next up

As the pressure continues to mount on Donald Trump, it's unknown what the next step will be. Additional reports have confirmed that even more White House officials and advisors have had questionable communication with Russian officials, including the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who reportedly sat in on a meeting a Trump Tower shortly after the election.