The House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and ranking member Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) have told Donald Trump to turn over any evidence he has that shows Trump Tower had been wiretapped by President Obama as he claimed.
Reports surfaced over the weekend that both Schiff and Nunes delivered the request in a letter to the White House.
Trump has noticeably kept his distance from the press since last weekend, when he made the wiretapping accusation. Suspicious for someone who is known to crave attention good or bad.
To date Trump has not provided any evidence of the claim, and a spokesperson for President Obama called the surveillance "Simply false" as Presidents are not allowed to order wiretaps.
In an effort to shift the narrative from his false claim Trump called for an investigation of the alleged wiretaps be part of the probe into Russia’s interference in the presidential election. What Trump doesn't seem to understand is that all he has to do is call his FBI director and ask if he was being surveilled.
Either way it seems to have backfired bigly as that investigation has now called his bluff by asking him to provide evidence of his specious claim.
While Republican Nunes has complied with his parties leader and said that the intelligence panel would investigate potential surveillance of political parties as part of its Russia inquiry Democrats have slammed Trump for the accusations, with Schiff calling them “outlandish” and "destructive.”