A group of liberal lawyers is suing the Justice Department and FBI over President Trump's tweeted allegation of wiretapping ordered by then-President Barack Obama.
Austin Evers, the group's director, told NPR, "We can get a straight, factual answer in the courts, by asking an un-spinnable question: Do you have records to support the president's tweets?"
Besides the tweet, Trump has talked about the wiretap claim, while FBI Director James Comey told the House Intelligence Committee in open session that his agency had "no information" about such alleged wiretaps. The lawsuit cites those public discussions to argue that the records are no longer classified.
American Oversight sued after the Justice Department rejected, and the FBI ignored, its Freedom of Information Act requests.