Rand Paul requests info on whether Obama surveilled him

“I have formally requested from the WH and the Intel Committees info on whether I was surveilled by Obama admin and or the Intel community!” Paul tweeted Friday.

The tweet appears to build off of President Trump’s claim, presented without evidence, that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower during last year’s presidential race.

FBI Director James Comey has flatly denied any direct surveillance of the Trump campaign.

Paul tweeted about his request for information in the context of both Trump’s allegations of deliberate surveillance and a recent NSA report stating that the NSA abided by nearly 2,000 requests to unmask names in 2016.