Mar 5, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Spicer calls for Congress to look at Trump wiretapping claims

Andrew Harnik / AP

Here's this morning's statement from White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer (which he also posted on Twitter):

Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling.President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016. Neither the White House nor the President will comment further until such oversight is conducted.

Between the lines: Reports that Trump's White House attorney was poking around for details on Trump's allegations about Obama-directed wiretapping during the election led to concerns of interference in a possible investigation. Now this all moves to Congress and the White House says it won't be talking about it any more.

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