By Steve Neavling
The Justice Department said it needs more time to provide information on President Trump’s wiretapping claims.
The House Intelligence Committee has asked for wiretapping applications, orders and warrants involving President Trump or his associates.
The Justice Department called the committee “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,” the Washington Post reports.
The committee wants the records by Monday’s deadline.
President Trump has yet to provide a shred of evidence that Obama ordered wiretapping of the Trump campaign.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer walked back some of the claims.
“If you look at the president’s tweet, he said very clearly, quote, ‘wire tapping’ — in quotes,” Spicer said, gesturing with his fingers to symbolize quotes. “There’s been substantial discussion in several reports. . . . There’s been reports in the New York Times and the BBC and other outlets about other aspects of surveillance that have occurred. The president was very clear in his tweet that it was, you know, ‘wiretapping’ — that spans a whole host of surveillance types of options.”