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WH 'Extremely Confident' DOJ Will 'Vindicate' Wiretap Claim

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By    |   Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017 03:43 PM

President Donald Trump is "extremely confident" the Justice Department will discover evidence to "vindicate" his claims he was wiretapped by the Obama administration during the campaign, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Tuesday.

"I think he's extremely confident," Spicer told reporters at the daily press briefing. "I'll let them do their job.

"There's significant reporting about surveillance techniques throughout the 2016 election. I'll leave it to them — the House, the Senate, the DOJ — to issue the report, but I think feels very confident that will vindicate him."

The Justice Department asked the House Intelligence Committee on Monday for two more weeks to provide evidence supporting his assertion former President Barack Obama had ordered his Trump Tower telephones to be tapped during the election.

The committee gave the Justice Department until March 20 to comply with its evidence request.

The panel will hold its first open hearing that day on its investigation into Russia's interference in last year's election and possible contacts between Trump associates and Russia.

Spicer declined to say what President Trump would do with any possible evidence that might be discovered.

"I don't want to prejudge what's going to come," he told reporters. "I'm sure he [Attorney General Jeff Sessions] will do a fine job — but I don't want to get ahead of what the president may or may not do."

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President Donald Trump is "extremely confident" the Justice Department will discover evidence to "vindicate" his claims he was wiretapped by the Obama administration during the campaign, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Tuesday.
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