The Main Stream Media operates on a double standard when it comes to making claims "without proof" in political witch hunts;
If claims without evidence; especially the Russian connection, are made against Trump they are touted as credible and valid even though they are just based on opinions and so-called assessments.
If, on the other hand, the claims are made against the Establishment; such as Obama wire taping Trump, they are soundly rejected as baseless if there's no proof to back them up.
And still, the MSM claims it is unbiased and just reporting the news.
[Trump, citing no evidence, accuses Obama of ‘Nixon/Watergate’ plot to wiretap Trump Tower]
The president tweeted that he “just found out” that Obama had “wires tapped” in Trump Tower before the election, comparing it to “McCarthyism.”
“Is it legal for a sitting President to be 'wire tapping' a race for president prior to an election?” Trump continued in another tweet. “Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!”
In a statement, White House press secretary Sean Spicer cited “reports” of “potentially politically motivated investigations” during the 2016 campaign, calling them “troubling.” He did not disclose which reports the White House was basing its claim on.
“Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling,” Spicer said. “President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”