Mar 13, 2017
By Michael Kramer
The House intelligence committee says it could resort to subpoenaing the U.S. Justice Department – if it does not answer its request for any evidence that President Donald Trump was wiretapped – during the election.
The committee set Monday as the deadline for getting the information – but the Justice Department says it needs more time.
The powerful committee now says it wants the information “in hand” before March 20th – when it holds its first public hearing on an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
A spokesman for committee chairman Devin Nunes of California, Jack Langer, says the committee may subpoena the information – if the Justice Department fails to answer questions.