Trump wants investigation into wiretaps

U-S President Donald Trump is now demanding that Congress investigate whether former President Barack Obama abused executive powers in connection with the 2016 election.  

Trump's latest salvo follows a Twitter-based attack on the former president yesterday accusing Obama of ordering a wiretap on Trump Towers during last year's election campaign.  

Trump and the White House have provided no evidence to back up the claims.

A spokesman for Obama called the assertion “simply false.”