President Trump requested an investigation into possible wiretapping and he’s going to get it, with bipartisan support.
Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) have requested that the FBI and Department of Justice provide them with any applications for the warrants necessary to carry out a wiretap.
The Hill reports:
“We request that the Department of Justice provide us copies of any warrant applications and court orders … related to wiretaps of President Trump, the Trump Campaign, or Trump Tower,” the two senators wrote in a letter to Dana Boente, the acting deputy attorney general, and FBI Director James Comey.
The senators added that once they are able to review a warrant request or any potential court orders they would “proceed as appropriate with the oversight the President has requested.”
The tweets from the president’s personal Twitter account came early Saturday morning and the ball is already rolling.
As it should. If this is an actual thing that happened, the citizens and our lawmakers have the right to know.
If it didn’t, then there is a problem with the current president and he will need to give clear answers for his tweets, beyond saying he saw it on Breitbart, as well.
The two senators added in their letter that, if Trump’s claim is true, they would “take any abuse of wiretapping authorities for political purposes very seriously.”
“We would be equally alarmed to learn that a court found enough evidence of criminal activity or contact with a foreign power to legally authorize a wiretap of President Trump, the Trump Campaign, or Trump Tower,” they wrote.
The thread that flows within the discussion about any potential wiretapping suggests that any wiretapping may be due to a larger investigation into suspected meddling in the 2016 election by Russia.
Several sources have mentioned FBI Director James Comey, suggesting that he has asked the DOJ to dispute Trump’s claims.
The Senate and House Intelligence Committees are conducting separate investigations into any potential Russian involvement with the election or Trump’s campaign team.
Graham and Whitehouse say oversight for the wiretaps falls under their crime and terrorism subcommittee.
Either way, they’ve wasted no time getting to work on this, and I’m sure there are more than just me who are anxious for answers.