Trump ratchets up Obama attack with wiretapping allegation | 4 March 2017 | President Trump ratcheted up his attacks on his predecessor Saturday, with his allegation that former President Obama ordered surveillance of the real estate mogul before the November election sparking confusion and backlash ... At least two Republicans, Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.) and Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), called on Trump to provide more information about his allegation. Sasse noted any such wiretap would have taken place with authorization from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and "an application for surveillance exists that the court found credible." ... Former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes slammed Trump over the allegation, tweeting, "No President can order a wiretap. Those restrictions were put in place to protect citizens from people like you."