Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Friday he has formally requested information on whether he was ever under surveillance by the Obama administration or the intelligence community.
In a Friday morning tweet, the former Republican presidential candidate said: "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!"
The former Republican presidential candidate also asked in a tweet: "Did the Obama admin go after presidential candidates, members of Congress, journalists, clergy, lawyers, fed judges?"
President Trump has accused former President Barack Obama of surveilling him during an election, a claim the former president has disputed. It's been revealed that intelligence officials did pick up conversations of some people involved in the Trump's campaign, though by legal incidental collection.
Paul also tweeted: "Did the Obama admin use warrantless "wiretapping" on other candidates besides @realDonaldTrump?"
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!— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 5, 2017