President Donald Trump is confident that the Department of Justice would submit enough evidence to prove his claims of wiretapping by the Obama administration during the election.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Tuesday that Trump is super confident that he will be proven right on the wiretapping issue. Spicer said that he will leave it to the Justice Department to do their job. He said that there were a lot of credible reports about surveillance techniques that were used during the election.
The Department of Justice was given by the congressional committees until Monday night to submit evidence. The DOJ asked for additional time to gather the pieces of evidence. The DOJ officials gave their request for more time to House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, a Republican lawmaker from California.
The House Intelligence Committee has asked the DOJ to give them the pieces of evidence before the committee's open hearing scheduled on March 20.
Earlier this month, President Trump via Twitter posts said former president Barack Obama wiretapped the phones at his campaign headquarters at the Trump Tower during the election. Obama denied Trump's claims. The Democrats asked Trump to prove the wiretapping accusation.
Spicer on Monday said that 'wiretap' could mean many forms of surveillance. He also clarified that Trump did not say that it was Obama who went up to personally wiretap the headquarters' phones. It means that Trump's claims are not a personal attack against Obama.
The White House is confident that the DOJ will show enough proof soon to prove Trump said the right thing about the issue.