Jeff Sessions was an early prominent figure to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States during the New York billionaire's campaign. During Sessions' Senate confirmation hearings and the recent controversy over alleged misleading statements, President Trump was a vocal supporter. Ironically, Attorney General Sessions and other Republican elder statesmen are quiet as his boss fends off criticism for a Twitter storm that claimed Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the 2016 Elections.

The Tweet read from around the world

It's no secret that Donald Trump is a prolific user of Twitter; the President often uses the social media platform as the first layer of communication with the America electorate, much to his party's chagrin.

Over the weekend -- presumably from the Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida aka his Camp David alternative getaway, as sources describe -- the new Republican President of the free world levied an unprecedented claim against his predecessor.

Barack Obama released a statement through a spokesperson and categorically denied the charges. Many believe Jeff Sessions, the nation's chief law enforcement official, could simply put out a #statement and ally the concerns from the American people. However, he, for whatever reason, has remained quiet.

Where is Jeff Sessions?

It's unclear if his own investigation on possible perjury charges is behind his silence. Moreover, there is no word if Sessions will recuse himself from matters pertaining to his boss' wiretapping charges.

Unnamed insiders said #FBI Director James Comey was "incredulous" over the claims his agency -- under his watch -- obtained a warrant to wiretap Trump Tower last year. However, Comey, like Sessions, has not made a public statement confirming or denying the President's wiretapping claims.

As CNN stated during a live broadcast, the FBI is making a "flat out" public denial of Trump's wiretap claim, one day after the federal agency petitioned the Department of Justice to refute the President's wiretap charges.

James Clapper, Obama's former Director of National Intelligence, said "I can deny it," relative to Trump's allegations of spying.

Where are Republican leaders during the wiretapping fallout?

On the Democratic side, one person, in particular, isn't cagey on Donald Trump's wiretap claims.

Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, stopped by WBUR Radio and weighed in on the latest developments.

"Of course my first reaction was astonishment, shock. I think that was probably the prevalent reaction around the country. Most people have correctly observed that if the President’s accurate about this, that it would mean one of two things, that either a federal judge had concluded there was probable cause to believe that either he or his associates were engaged in a crime. Or, from the counterintelligence point of view, that he or his organization were agents of a foreign power. Neither of those, obviously, would reflect positively on the President."

Not only is Jeff Sessions' silence peculiar, given the nature of the claims put forth by Donald Trump but also, the usual de facto spokespersons -- Senators Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- are AWOL while the wiretapping controversy smolders.

What do you think is the noticeable absence and silence of Attorney General Sessions and other GOP leaders on the wiretapping kerfuffle?