The Justice Department announced on Monday evening that it will require more time to try to explain President Donald Trump’s wiretapping claims against former President Barack Obama.
The House Intelligence Committee had asked the Justice Department to provide information on the wiretapping allegations by the end of Monday but extended the deadline to March 20.
“This entire fiasco began when President Donald Trump tweeted, without providing any evidence, that President Obama had wiretapped his phones during the election,” say Woodruff and Mak.
The House Intelligence Committee is intensifying its own investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. presidential elections, with its first open hearing on March 20. Stay tuned. Former acting attorney general Sally Yates will be testifying. And if the DOJ doesn’t come up with any evidence by then, they may be subpeonaed.