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House Intelligence Panel Want Trump's Wiretapping Evidence by Monday

Both former President Barack Obama and his director of national intelligence have denied Trump's accusations

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    Trump Claims, Without Proof, That Obama Wire-Tapped Him

    President Obama denies accusation that White House ordered Trump Tower wire-taps during 2016 election; FBI Director Comey asks Justice Department to publicly reject President Trump's claims. (Published Monday, March 6, 2017)

    The clock is ticking for the Justice Department to turn over any evidence showing Trump Tower was wiretapped during the 2016 presidential race by Monday, following a request from top lawmakers in the House Intelligence Committee.

    Congressional aides told NBC News that the committee sent a letter last week to the acting deputy attorney general. A copy of the letter was also sent to FBI Director James Comey, who has reportedly asked the Justice Department to publicly reject President Donald Trump's claim.

    Last week, Trump took to Twitter to make the explosive accusation against former President Barack Obama but did not provide any proof. Obama and his former director of national intelligence have denied the allegations.

    The committee said it would look into potential surveillance of political parties as part of its broader investigation of Russian election meddling.

    Sanders: Flake Only Criticizing Trump Because of Low Poll Numbers

    [NATL] Sanders: Flake Only Criticizing Trump Because of Low Poll Numbers

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Senator Jeff Flake's speech on the senate floor was made due to low poll numbers than an actual sincere criticism of President Trump. Sanders also talked about Steve Bannon's lawyer relaying information from the House Intelligence committee's questions to his client directly back to the White House, saying it is "standard procedure."

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018)