The House Intelligence committee that will take on the task of investigating President Trump’s wiretapping allegations is asking for evidence from the DOJ. They have set a deadline for Monday for the information to be turned over.
NBC News reports:
The top lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee have asked the Justice Department to turn over by Monday any evidence showing Trump Tower was wiretapped during the 2016 presidential race — an explosive accusation President Trump leveled at former President Obama without providing proof.
The request came in a letter sent last week to the acting deputy attorney general by the committee chairman, Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), and its ranking Democrat, Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), congressional aides told NBC News. FBI chief James Comey, who reportedly asked the Justice Department to publicly reject Trump’s claim, was also sent a copy of the letter.
It’ll be interesting to see what evidence the administration provides. Will they rely simply on secondary sources reported in the media of wiretapping allegations made by anonymous government sources? Or do they have primary evidence of being illegally surveilled?