Okay, I don’t get this. The House Intelligence Committee asks for the Department of Justice to provide the evidence that prompted Trump to make the claim that Obama had him wiretapped during the election campaign. They gave the DOJ a couple of days to pull the stuff together and send it over to them.

It should have been easy. Just take the evidence that Trump must have surely had at hand when he made the claim, review it for potentially classified or unrelated information that it can’t release to the Intel Committee, maybe redact a few things, then send the paperwork over.

Now the Monday deadline has come, and the DOJ is asking for more time.

“This afternoon, the Department of Justice placed calls to representatives of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to ask for additional time to review the request in compliance with the governing legal authorities and to determine what if any responsive documents may exist,” a Justice Department spokeswoman, Sarah Isgur Flores, said in a statement Monday evening.

Why do they need more time? Sounds like a simple request to me. What am I missing?

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