White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer appears to now be remixing that phrase to explain away Trump’s continuous stream of misleading comments and sudden reversal on the official unemployment numbers. The Republican lawmaker said the committee would “most likely” subpoena for information if it does not hear back by Friday.
The wiretap charges will likely come up in the Senate investigation into alleged Russian election interference and Trump campaign contacts with Russian officials.
Asked if he has imposed a deadline the way House Intel did, Burr said: “The House operates differently than I do”.
The DOJ instead asked for “additional time to review the request in compliance with the governing legal authorities and to determine what if any responsive documents may exist”, spokesman Sarah Isgur Flores said on Monday. Trump’s critics have slammed the president for making the explosive wiretapping claim on his Twitter account without evidence.
On the Late Show’s Monday night broadcast, host Stephen Colbert mocked Conway’s insinuation that “microwaves that turn into cameras” could have been used to spy on Trump’s 2016 campaign – by reaching out to former President Barack Obama via a microwave.
Ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., also said he had not seen information to support that accusation, which Trump made without citing evidence.
Democrats from the Senate Intelligence Committee – whose investigation is separate from the one Graham and Whitehouse are a part of with the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism of the Senate Judiciary Committee – said Tuesday they doubt Trump has evidence he was wiretapped, but the issue could easily be settled.
Other congressional committees are also pushing the administration to clarify Trump’s claims. “As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen”.
“I would say from our conversations, what we’ve gotten are sufficient answers”, he added but did not say if there was any evidence backing Trump’s claim. And now that he does know what Mr. Baier was talking about, Mr. Ryan says, “the point is, the intelligence committees in their continuing, widening, ongoing investigation of all things Russian Federation got to the bottom, at least so far, with respect to our intelligence community that no such wiretap existed”. But he added that he still wants to figure out if other surveillance took place, saying he wants more information on intercepted communications related to people associated with the Trump campaign, including former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Conway’s mention of “microwaves that turn into cameras” alluded to recent documents released by WikiLeaks about Central Intelligence Agency surveillance and hacking techniques.