In a conversation on "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon" on Monday night, it was mentioned that the Department of Justice has exceeded its deadline and wants more time to investigate and provide more evidence to support President Donald Trump's claims that the Obama Administration wiretapped him during the Presidential Election of 2016.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was mentioned in the conversation on CNN between Don Lemon, #Carl Bernstein of The Washington Post, Susan Hennessey of the Brookings Institution and Matthew Rojansky of the Kennan Institute. Spicer was heard saying in a broadcast by CNN Live that "there's no question that the Obama Administration, that there were actions about surveillance and other activities that occurred in the 2016 election." He also noted that the alleged "wiretapping" was "widely reported activity that occurred back then."
The Trump wiretap
President Donald Trump has brought to attention an important debate. The matter at hand is no longer focusing on whether wiretapping or similar surveillance activities occurred. It is now a matter of finding out why would the FBI and the Obama Administration have a valid reason to even conduct investigations that would require wiretapping and/or other strenuous means of surveillance in the first place.
In a statement by Susan Hennessey, a portion of Americans would agree that the United States needs the "Congress and White House to come forward and explain whether or not the President was mistaken" or "whether or not Congress is going to have to have a report to produce results of that investigation."
President Donald Trump requested this surveillance investigation on his own without any substantiated evidence to support his claims in regards to any wiretapping being involved in pursuit of him from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Obama Administration or any persons involved in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Wiretapping the Obama Administration
In a series of tweets, Donald Trump seems to vaguely suggest that former President Barack Obama engaged in acts that included wiretapping him and his overall distaste in regards to the matter. In response to the wiretap claims, the White House says that the President doesn't think that Obama personally tapped his phone. Carl Bernstein has suggested in the conversation on Monday night that the whole situation is merely another addition to Trump's presidency being "encased in a body guard of lies."
Bernstein also begins to inform America that the wiretap claims are a result of the United States being "destabilized by the Russians." This information presented on CNN Tonight further provided a more in-depth perspective into Matthew Rojansky's claims of Russia having recent ties with Libya.
DOJ seeks the truth in wiretapping
Since the Justice Department has missed its Monday, January 13 deadline set by the House Intelligence Committee, there is currently no concrete or even abstract proof supporting the President's claims against former U.S. President Barack Obama. The Department of Justice is now in the process of being granted more time to turn over any evidence that will be backing up President Donald Trump's unattested claims against the Obama Administration.
The DOJ has contacted the chairman and Ranking Member of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence requesting "additional time to review" as stated by Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores Monday evening. House Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CALIFORNIA) has responded by saying that the committee will look into this matter in congruence to a broader inquiry about Russia's role in the 2016 election. #Wire Tapping