Sanders: Trump can't continue to 'lie, lie, lie'

Sanders: Trump can't continue to 'lie, lie, lie'

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight MORE (I-Vt.) on Monday criticized President Trump for his claims that former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGOP rep: North Korea wants Iran-type nuclear deal Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight Iran's president warns US will pay 'high cost' if Trump ditches nuclear deal MORE wiretapped Trump Tower before the election.

"President Trump cannot continue to lie, lie, lie," Sanders tweeted Monday. "It diminishes the office of the president and our standing in the world."

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On Saturday morning, the president, citing no evidence, claimed Obama had his phones tapped in Trump Tower before his presidential victory.
 
Trump questioned whether it was legal for a sitting president to be "'wire tapping' a race for president prior to an election."
 
"How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process," the president tweeted Saturday. "This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!"
 
FBI Director James Comey asked the Justice Department to publicly reject Trump's claims, according to a New York Times report.
 
White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Sunday called the reports about "potentially politically motivated investigations" before the 2016 presidential election "very troubling."

In a series of tweets, he said the president is "requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigation powers were abused in 2016."