President Trump today faces a deadline to produce evidence for lawmakers who are investigating his Twitter claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped illegally Trump Tower offices prior to the election.
But, congressional Republicans avidly supporting Trump as well as his agenda also could face the 2018 political heat elections as they were trying to handle the claims that are clearly dismissed by intelligence officials and Obama.
The bottom line is that nearly 23 congressional districts having Republican sittings, yet Hillary Clinton won those districts, said Brad Bannon, the Democratic Strategist. Those were the seats surely to go only to Democrats.
The Committee chairman of House Intelligence and Rep. Devin Nunes, (R-Calif.) former Trump campaign surrogate and ranking Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) gave the Trump administration time till today to provide evidence of the president’s claim, and this is a part of the election probe tampering by Russian officials.
Now, other Republicans are equally calling Trump for quick action and now he has denied producing evidence of these claims he made last week, instead asking Congress to investigate.
“President Trump now has to furnish evidence to the American people and not only to the Intelligence Committee showing that the former United States president was breaking the law and was guilty” said in a CNN interview, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
The national intelligence former director, James Clapper confirmed that Trumps allegation had no truth and McCain said, “The president has two choices now, either he should retract or provide the information required or that the American people ought to have”.
But this is hardly to harm the president, even if the claim of Obama committed a crime proves false, said the experts. “Like many other things, this will also blow over,” said John Feehery, Republican strategist.
“Vice-versa, if Trump is proven right, this will be the biggest scandal after Watergate,” said GOP strategist Ford O’Connell.