Sen. Rand Paul is asking the White House and government intelligence agencies to hand over any evidence it has that he was spied on by former President Barack Obama.
In a series of tweets fired off on Friday morning, The Kentucky Republican said:
The tweet piggybacks on President Donald Trump's charge — made without evidence and discredited by intelligence officials — that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential race.
Last month, Paul said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that it would be a "big deal" if Obama ordered such a wiretap of or knew about names of Trump's transition staff that were unmasked during surveillance activities.
"If the outgoing administration was actually, literally sifting through things, and if part of the administration said [it was] going to scatter and get as much information, scatter it out there publicly to try to harm the Trump administration, this was a witch hunt," he said.
His comments came after Bloomberg's Eli Lake reported White House lawyers discovered in March that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice had asked for the names of people captured during surveillance in connection with Trump's transition and campaign.
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