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congress pressures fbi to reveal any trump wiretap info

sen. lindsey graham, r-s.c.(photo: j. scott applewhite, ap) 1281 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — with threats of subpoenas and efforts to block a top justice nominee, congressional leaders are ramping up pressure on the justice department and fbi to acknowledge whether there is any information to support president trump's widely disputed claim that the obama administration wiretapped his new york offices in advance of the november election.sen. lindsey graham, r-s.c., a senior member of the judiciary committee, indicated wednesday that he has bipartisan support to seek subpoenas if fbi director james comey does not respond to trump's wiretap claims and outline the status of the bureau's ongoing investigation into communications between trump associates and russian government officials."i think the entire country needs to know if there's something there,'' graham said on nbc's today show. "congress is going to flex its muscle.''president trump shakes hands with fbi director james comey during an inaugural law enforcement officers and first responders reception at the white house on jan. 22, 2017. (photo: andrew harrer, pool, getty images)if the request is not satisfied, graham said there is judiciary committee support for issuing subpoenas to compel the information and to block the pending nomination of rod rosenstein, who is awaiting confirmation as the deputy attorney general.rosenstein's position is especially crucial since attorney ge...