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Justice sends docs to congressional committees probing Trump wiretap claims

After asking for a deadline extension, the Justice Department Friday said it handed over information to congressional committees looking into Donald Trump's allegations that former President Barack Obama had put him under surveillance during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Reuters, citing Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores, reported that the documents were delivered to Intelligence and Judiciary committees in the House and Senate, and also reported that a government source said there was nothing in the information that supported Trump's claims.

A congressional source, the report said, maintained that the House Intelligence Committee might release a statement as early as later in the day on Friday.

The DOJ submitted the information after a week that saw lawmakers on both sides of the aisle dismiss the veracity of Trump's claims.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said Wednesday that no evidence has been presented to his committee supporting Trump's assertion that former Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election. "I don't think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower," Nunes told reporters.

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