The request came in a letter sent last week to the acting deputy attorney general by the committee chairman, Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), and its ranking Democrat, Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), congressional aides told NBC News. FBI chief James Comey, who reportedly asked the Justice Department to publicly reject Trump's claim, was also sent a copy of the letter.
The explosive accusation Trump leveled at President Obama was made without providing proof or reason for that matter. The accusation, which would constitute a felony if true, was not taken lightly by the committee and has now left Trump and his people scurrying for any crumbs of "evidence" they can hang their claim on.
Apparently, after coming up empty in their search, Trump's Justice Department called the committee's chair and ranking member...
"to ask for additional time to review the request in compliance with the governing legal authorities and to determine what if any responsive documents may exist."
A spokesperson for President Obama called the surveillance "Simply false" as Presidents are not allowed to order wiretaps.