The Department of Justice on Friday reportedly delivered documents to two congressional committees about claims that members of the Trump campaign were the subject of electronic surveillance, three days ahead of the March 20th deadline.
Reuters reports that a spokesperson informed them that the DOJ has now “complied with the request from leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and Judiciary Committees seeking information related to surveillance during the 2016 election.”
During a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, Donald Trump seemingly made no effort to back away from the controversial claims and even appeared to try to make a joke about it all by suggesting that both he and Merkel had something in common on this issue. Part of the Snowden leaks in 2013 revealed President Obama approved the electronic intercepts of phone calls from Merkel’s personal phones.
An anonymous congressional staffer reportedly confirmed to the news outlet that the House Intelligence Committee was already examining the new documents and it is possible they may release a public statement later on Friday.
Earlier this week, leaders of the intelligence committees in both the House and Senate released statements saying they had not seen any evidence to support the claims that Obama ordered wiretaps or electronic surveillance in Trump Tower during the 2016 election and transition.
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