Hallie Jackson, MSNBC White House correspondent, slammed White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer during Tuesday’s press briefing, asking him why Trump would call on Congress to investigate wiretapping if he already had the information, as he claims.
Jackson asked Spicer during the briefing if indeed Trump already has proof that former President Barack Obama wiretapped the phones in Trump Tower prior to the election, then why would he call for a congressional investigation? She explained, “you said the president stands by his tweets Saturday morning that President Obama ordered this wiretap. You’ve also said that the president wants Congress to investigate. Some members of Congress, by the way, have asked the White House and asked the president to come forward with the information.”
“So bottom line, why would the president want Congress to investigate for information he already has?”
In response, the White House Press Secretary claimed that Trump was concerned about the “separation of power aspect, saying that “it’s a question of appropriateness.”
However, Jackson did not let Spicer off the hook.
“But if the president has the info… if he’s sitting on this information, if he’s found out — he’s now directing or asking or recommending that the intelligence committees look into this. And you talked about they have resources and staff, which they do. But why expend those resources and staff if the president found out this information and has it?”
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