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President Trump recently accused former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign. Though a spokesman for Obama denied the unverified claim, the Trump administration called for an investigation into the matter.

The House Intelligence Committee requested that proof of wiretapping be submitted by a Monday hearing — the Justice Department has since asked for more time to gather evidence.

“If the committee does not receive a response by then, the committee will ask for this information during the March 20 hearing and may resort to a compulsory process if our questions continue to go unanswered,” a spokesman threatened. If the administration did not present evidence by Monday, then the committee would resort to a subpoena.


RELATED: Sean Spicer had an official statement on the president’s wiretapping concern

On Thursday afternoon, Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked if Trump still stood by his claim:

ABC White House correspondent Jonathan Karl asked if the president still stood by his initial statement.

“He stands by it,” Spicer answered.

Spicer then immediately jumped into a criticism about the press’s reporting on House Intelligence Committee’s statements on Russia-related allegations. Karl disagreed, saying that he had in fact reported on the topic.

The question still remains as to what officially prompted Trump’s initial tweet.

Zuri Davis About the author:
Zuri Davis is a media writer for Rare. Follow her on Twitter @RiEleDavis.
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