President Trump will stand by his wiretapping claim after his administration asked for more time to present evidence

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting on healthcare in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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.

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