As reported by The Associated Press, Donald Trump demands an Obama investigation by the United States Congress over Trump’s seemingly baseless accusation that Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump’s phone in Trump Tower in 2016.
Whether Donald Trump actually believes this or not – he seems to be basing it on a highly questionable story on Breitbart News – Trump may see it as a way to divert attention from the investigation of his administration’s Russian connections.
Considering the Trump Demands
An Obama investigation demand from Donald Trump seems to ignore the fact that any such wiretaps of Trump campaign officials or Trump himself would have been carried out by the Justice Department and/or the FBI using a FISA court warrant. In fact, it’s actually illegal for a president to personally order a wiretap – this is something that can only be done by law enforcement officials using the court system.