President Donald Trump's pursuit of his unfounded claim that Trump Tower was wiretapped by his predecessor is facing another roadblock, as the Justice Department has asked for an extension on the House Intelligence Committee's initial deadline of Monday.
"The Department of Justice has asked for more time to comply with the House Intelligence Committee's request for information related to possible surveillance of Donald Trump or his associates during the election campaign," Jack Langer, a spokesman for House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said in a statement. "We have asked the department to provide us this information before the committee's open hearing scheduled for March 20. If the committee does not receive a response by then, the committee will ask for this information during the March 20 hearing and may resort to a compulsory process if our questions continue to go unanswered."
In similar news, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told reporters on Monday that he was upset that the Justice Department has yet to respond to a request for any relevant warrant applications and court orders from himself and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who both serve on the Judiciary Committee.