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Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski demands an explanation for Trump's wiretapping claims: 'Were you lying, Mr. President?'

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski peppered President Trump with a series of tough questions Tuesday after the Trump administration missed its Monday deadline for providing wiretapping evidence. The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee had asked the Justice Department to hand over evidence backing Trump's baseless claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower during the election, but on Monday the Justice Department asked for more time and the deadline was pushed back to March 20. "If the president was lying, don't you think at some point he ought to say, 'I apologize, I am just an idiot?'" Brzezinski said.

After replaying White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's "hard to watch" attempts to clarify Trump's tweets about wiretapping, Brzezinski demanded some answers. "Were you lying, Mr. President?" Brzezinski said, gazing straight into the camera. "Did you make it up? Was it some little spurt of activity that you had out of need to have action? I'd like to know where it came from because it's a very serious allegation. And it questions everything that you're about, and it questions whether we can ever believe you."

Watch the clip below. Becca Stanek