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Spicer: Trump Demands that Congress Investigate Barack Obama

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took to Twitter early on Sunday morning to demand that Congress investigate the President’s claims about former President Barack Obama.

Spicer tweeted, “Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling,”

He added,

President 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.”

In a series of tweets on Saturday morning, U.S. President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of having the phones in Trump Tower wiretapped before the November election. Trump’s assertion was denied by an Obama spokesperson and the President has yet to provide any evidence to support his accusation.

Some senators have vowed to look into why Trump thinks that his campaign was surveilled by the prior administration. However, Graham also explained that, if it was in fact under surveillance, and it had been legally approved by a FISA court, then it would be the “biggest scandal since Watergate,” — for Trump.

Spokesperson for the White House Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that President Trump “is going off of information that he’s saying has led him to believe that this is a very real potential.”

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