House Intelligence Committee Gives Trump a Monday Deadline for Providing Evidence of Wiretapping
Posted on Mar 12, 2017
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Leading members of the House Intelligence Committee have demanded that President Donald Trump provide evidence by Monday of his claim that Trump Tower was wiretapped—possibly by former President Barack Obama.
The Associated Press reported Saturday that committee chairman, Devin Nunes of California, and the panel’s ranking Democrat, Adam Schiff of California, made the request in a letter sent to the White House last week.
Other lawmakers have made similar demands, including U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), as Common Dreams reported Wednesday.
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Also Sunday, Schiff repeated his doubts about Trump’s claim while speaking to George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.” However, he added that FBI director James Comey and others called to testify at the upcoming hearing “would be in a position to have to know.”
“I think on March 20 if not before we’ll be able to put this to rest,” Schiff said. ‘‘I don’t think anyone has any question about this, George. The only question is why the president would make up such a thing.”
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