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00:00:02
>> Top US law makers on a house intelligence committee, setting a Monday deadline for president Donald Trump's Justice Department, to produce evidence backing up an explosive allegation. Specifically, Trump so far unsubstantiated claim that President Barack Obama illegally wire tapped the phones at Trump tower during the 2016 presidential race.
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Trump leveled the accusation nine days ago in a series of Saturday morning tweets. Many suspected Trump was simply repeating an unfounded idea aired on a right wing talk radio program. A spokesperson for President Barack Obama quickly denied the claim, so did former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper and former CIA and NSA Director, Michael Hayden.
00:00:40
But the seriousness of the charge setting off a search for answers that bounced like a pinball between branches of government. When pressed for evidence, the White House instead urging Congress to investigate the allegations.>> He has asked the House and the Senate Intelligence Committees to use their resources and their processes to examine the facts, and come to a conclusion.
00:00:59
>> The Republican chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Devin Nunes, then turning around and sending the Justice Department a letter asking for evidence by Monday. Senator John McCain adding his voice on Sunday saying, I believe the President has one of two choices, either retract or to provide the information that the American people deserve.
00:01:17
The committee's top democrat, Representative Adam Schiff, telling ABC News he did not expect the DOJ would produce any evidence. But he said, he was looking forward to asking FBI Director James Comey about the matter when Comey testifies in an open hearing next week.