White House tweet appears to suggest Obama could be behind Flynn leaks

White House tweet appears to suggest Obama could be behind Flynn leaks
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The White House's official Twitter account sent out a message Monday highlighting comments by FBI Director James Comey, saying the remarks showed former President Obama and his staff may have known the FBI was listening in on former national security adviser Michael Flynn's calls with Russian officials.

"FBI Director Comey refuses to deny he briefed President Obama on calls made by Michael Flynn to Russia," the tweet posted to the official @POTUS account read. 

The tweet included a video from Monday's hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election of Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyTop intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father Overnight Cybersecurity: Panel pushes agencies on dropping Kaspersky software | NC county won't pay ransom to hackers | Lawmakers sound alarm over ISIS 'cyber caliphate' Flynn told associate Russia sanctions would be ‘ripped up’ early in Trump presidency MORE (R-S.C.) asking Comey whether he had briefed Obama on the Flynn calls. 

Records of the calls ran counter to statements Flynn had made about not having communicated with Russia — including comments Flynn made to Vice President Pence. Flynn eventually resigned as President Trump's national security adviser.

Though it's unclear exactly what the purpose of the tweet is, it appears to be accusing the former president of being responsible for leaking information on the phone calls to the press, whether intentionally or unintentionally, if a staff member was behind the leaks. 

Trump often prefers to tweet more inflammatory things from his personal account, but @POTUS posted a series of tweets about today's House Intelligence Committee hearing featuring testimony by Comey. 

At the hearing, Comey and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers acknowledged a variety of other people at least had access to the information, including many outside the office of the president.