DOJ Asks for More Time to Respond to House Intel Committee Request on Trump’s Wiretapping Tweets
The House Intelligence Committee sent a letter to the DOJ last week requesting evidence of whether or not President Trump‘s tweets claiming former President Barack Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower are true.
Congressman Devin Nunes, the chair of the committee, said last week he hasn’t seen evidence of that so far, and committee ranking member Adam Schiff said yesterday he doesn’t expect to see evidence.
The letter from their committee set today as the deadline for the DOJ, but according to CNN, the DOJ has asked for more time in a statement from spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores:
This afternoon, the Department of Justice placed calls to representatives of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to ask for additional time to review the request in compliance with the governing legal authorities and to determine what if any responsive documents may exist.
Schiff has already tweeted in response:
The DOJ today requested additional time to comply, and we are urging that they do so promptly but no later than our hearing on March 20. https://t.co/AyehMR7jYl
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 13, 2017
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