>> The Department of Justice, late on Monday, saying it's requested more time to respond to top US lawmakers' demands for evidence about President Trump's claim that then President Obama had his wires tapped in Trump Tower. In a statement, a DOJ spokeswoman asking for quote, additional time to review the request to determine what, if any, responsive documents may exist.
Trump provided no evidence when, in a series of tweets, he accused Obama of wired tapping him during his presidential campaign. A spokesman for Obama said the charge was, quote, simply false. Former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, and former CIA and NSA director, Michael Hayden, also denied the claim.
The House intelligence committee had requested proof for the allegation by Monday. Now the committee is demanding a response by March 20th, when a hearing on Russia's interference in the 2016 election is scheduled. Or it will have to resort to a, quote, compulsory process if our questions continue to go unanswered.
Suggesting the committee would use a subpoena, if that doesn't happen.