White House Calls On Congress For Obama Probe

(Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Daily Caller News Foundation logo
Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter
Font Size:

The White House called on Congress to investigate whether former President Barack Obama ordered the Republican campaign headquarters in Trump Tower to be wiretapped during the election Sunday.

The move comes one day after President Donald Trump took to Twitter alleging the wiretapping took place, comparing the situation to Watergate.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the alleged move is concerning, calling on lawmakers to look into the matter.

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

House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi accused the president of fabricating the claims against Obama to distract from Trump’s alleged ties with Russia.

“What do the Russians have on Donald Trump?” she said during an appearance on CNN’s “Face the Nation.”

A federal court would need to approve any wiretap under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, USA Today reports.

Follow Juliegrace Brufke on Twitter

All content created by the Daily Caller News Foundation, an independent and nonpartisan newswire service, is available without charge to any legitimate news publisher that can provide a large audience. All republished articles must include our logo, our reporter’s byline and their DCNF affiliation. For any questions about our guidelines or partnering with us, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.

Tags : sean spicer
Juliegrace Brufke