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Phone Surveillance, Falsehoods and Anonymous Sources

WASHINGTON -- President Trump's accusations that President Barack Obama spied on him have stirred another tempest in his early months in office.

Mr. Trump offered no evidence to support his claims that Mr. Obama wiretapped his phones and rejected the assertion by the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, that the wiretapping claim was false, according to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a White House spokeswoman.

Here is an assessment.

Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, complaine

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