The FBI will review the use of surveillance and data mining tools used by the Trump team in the 2016 presidential election, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday.
Sessions said the FBI has been authorized by Congress to review surveillance tools used during the campaign and will seek to “develop a model of use that best fits our law enforcement needs and goals.”
The Justice Department also said it will review “appropriate policy changes” to improve transparency, accountability and data governance in the U.S. criminal justice system.
Sets of surveillance tools that could be used include cell site location tracking, the FBI’s warrantless wiretapping program and facial recognition technology.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing and has said he will not be criminally prosecuted for his election win.
Santorum has also accused Trump of being the target of a federal investigation, though the White House has said that the matter is closed.