However, after doing a bit of digging, I have no doubt it was true. Further, it was indeed Obama who authorized the wiretap.To further the Russian ruse, in June 2016, the Obama administration files a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA). The request was made in order to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and several advisers. Their hopes were to connect then candidate Trump to the Russians. Much to the chagrin of Obama, FISA denied the request.Thus again in October 2016 the Obama administration submitted a new, more narrow request to the FISA court. This request focused on a computer server in Trump Tower suspected of links to Russian banks. Keep in mind, Obama knew there was no connection. He just needed access to Trump Tower in order to set up the wiretaps.As expected, no evidence is found.However the wiretaps continued under the guise of national security reasons, as Andrew McCarthy of National Review noted. Moreover, you can bet that Obama was hoping for an “October surprise” that never came.