Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who served under George W. Bush, said on Sunday that President Trump is probably correct in his assertion that Trump Tower was under surveillance for intelligence purposes. However, Mukasey said that Trump is not correct in implicating Barack Obama. “I think he’s right in that there was surveillance and that it was conducted at the behest of the attorney general — at the Justice Department,” Mukasey told ABC’s “This Week.”
On Saturday, Trump tweeted an accusation that Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower in mid-town Manhattan in New York City just before the November 8 election. Obama's spokesman, Kevin Lewis said in a statement, "A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice."
"As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen," Lewis added. "Any suggestion otherwise is simply false."
After reading various news reports, Mukasey said he believes there was surveillance on Trump Tower. He said that if there were a wiretap on Trump Tower, it would mean that there was suspicion someone had been acting as a Russian agent.