Boston Globe explains:
FBI Director James Comey huddled with top lawmakers Thursday as pressure grows on the Justice Department to either substantiate or denounce President Trump’s accusation that the Obama administration tapped his phones during the presidential campaign.
Intelligence Committee and party leaders in the ‘‘Gang of Eight’’ — senior congressional leaders that receive the highest-level briefing — held meetings in both chambers of Congress. Members emerging from the meeting, including Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, and Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, were tight-lipped about the contents of the conversation.
The meetings come as lawmakers sent letters to Comey and acting deputy attorney general Dana Boente demanding a full accounting of any wiretapping applications, orders, or warrants issued in an effort to conduct surveillance on Trump or his surrogates and associates during the campaign.