Trump Tower could have been wiretapped, experts say, but not the way Trump suggests

Trump Tower in New York City
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President Trump's allegation that Trump Tower was wiretapped by the federal government during the 2016 election is possible, digital surveillance experts tell Politico, but his claim that former President Obama personally ordered the surveillance doesn't match legal realities. The president cannot simply ask for a wiretap warrant the way Trump's tweets suggest; that is the role of law enforcement agents by way of a judge's order.

Still, there are other ways Trump Tower conversations could have been monitored by the feds:

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