Under US law, presidents cannot direct wiretapping. The federal government can ask a court to authorise the action, but it must provide a justification.
Only two Republican Senators and two independents supported the Democrats in their opposition to DeVos’ nomination for education secretary.
US President-elect Donald Trump suggested that the US and Russia lay to rest the controversy over Moscow’s computer hacking of Democratic Party computers
Bossert will concentrate on domestic security issues and help craft the Trump administration’s approach to cyber security.
Trump continues to build his cabinet as he prepares to take office on January 20.
Republican leaders have demanded the investigation be made public, while Donald Trump has accused Clinton of bribing the US attorney general.