I did not see previous thread on this. The intent of this thread is to discuss whether a criminal investigation of former President Barack H Obama will occur and whether such investigation will uncover any criminal activity. On Saturday March 04 2017, President Donald J Trump has accused former president Barack H Obama of illegally wiretapping him on par to the scale of Watergate. He has called for criminal prosecution of Barack Obama by a lawyer for illegal Watergate-esque wire tapping, tweeting the following statements: Here is a generic washington post article on the matter: Link. The President's twitter link is @realDonaldTrump White house Press Secretary and Communications Director Sean Spicer has stated On Sunday, March 05 2017 that the White house is seeking an investigation into Barack Obama's administration during the 2016 campaign, tweeting the following: For those keeping score at home, this is the first time in US history that a president of the United States has ordered an investigation into the previous administration for illegal abuse of power. The White House has done so with no evidence provided and with an explicit statement that no evidence will be provided. Please discuss as you see fit. Do you think Barack Obama will be investigated for criminal wiretapping activity in the Presidential election, or do you think there will be ramifications to the President of the United States falsely requesting investigations into political rivals and previous administrations stating that criminal activity has taken place? **edit** For those keeping score at home of Presidential attempts to consolidate real power to the President, On March 25, Donald Trump's administration has by a proxy called for the Speaker of the House to step down. This is not a call for criminal activity as was the purpose of this thread. For me as a concerned citizen, it is quite odd for the President to directly promote people calling for the Speaker to step down, and it is certainly unusual if not unprecedented for a President to do so in the first 100 days of his office.