By Friday morning, the unsubstantiated allegation had been picked up by Breitbart News, the site once headed by President Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon. Less than 24 hours later, the president embraced the conspiracy in a series of Twitter posts accusing his predecessor of spying on him, setting in motion the latest head-spinning, did-he-really-say-that furor of Mr. Trump’s six-week-old presidency.
Monday, March 06, 2017
This, Is Our President
NY Times: A Conspiracy Theory’s Journey From Talk Radio to Trump’s Twitter By PETER BAKER and MAGGIE HABERMAN