Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, prior to introducing McConnell's wife, Transportation Secretary-designate Elaine Chao at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson)

Rand Paul requests info on whether or not the Obama administration surveilled him

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is saying that he has asked the intelligence community and the White House for any evidence that he was surveilled by the Obama administration, The Hill reports.

“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 said on Twitter.

“Did the Obama admin go after presidential candidates, members of Congress, journalists, clergy, lawyers, fed judges? Did the Obama admin use warrantless ‘wiretapping’ on other candidates besides @realDonaldTrump?” Paul said, linking his tweets to a piece from Circa requesting documents about “unmasked intercepts.”

Paul’s tweets come after President Trump’s claims that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower during his campaign.

Paul argues that Americans are being surveilled without a warrant, since foreign surveillance does not require one.

FBI Director James Comey denies direct surveillance of the Trump campaign.

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