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President Donald Trump waves as he steps off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on March 5, 2017. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump waves as he steps off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on March 5, 2017. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
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White House staffers are defending President Trump's claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump's phones during the election. Trump made the accusation in a series of tweets over the weekend but has provided no evidence to support the claim.

Here & Now's Robin Young looks into how the tweets originated with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik).

This segment aired on March 6, 2017.

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