White House press secretary Sean Spicer released a statement on Tuesday saying that Trump is “extremely confident” that the Justice Department would find evidence backing his wiretapping claims. Wednesday the DOJ was supposed to turn over documents to Senators and they have not.
Spicer went on to explain that Trump believes the evidence would “vindicate him.” The press secretary went on to report on surveillance techniques used during the Obama administration:
“I think there’s significant reporting about surveillance techniques that existed throughout the 2016 election.”
The Department of Justice asked for more time to turn in evidence to the House Intelligence Committee just hours before their first deadline. If evidence is not turned over, Chairman Devin Nunes alluded to the fact that the committee could issue a subpoena for the evidence:
“The Department of Justice has asked for more time to comply with the House Intelligence Committee’s request for information related to possible surveillance of Donald Trump or his associates during the election campaign.”
“We have asked the Department to provide us this information before the Committee’s open hearing scheduled for March 20. 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.”
Spicer didn’t reveal anything that might be considered evidence but his answer seemed very confident to reporters seeking an answer.
Credit: The Hill