No reason to believe Trump is target of any investigation: White House

10 March, 2017, 00:52 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • President Trump addresses a joint session of Congress

"We request that the Department of Justice provide us copies of any warrant applications and court orders - redacted as necessary to protect intelligence sources and methods that may be compromised by disclosure, and to protect any ongoing investigations - related to wiretaps of President Trump, the Trump Campaign, or Trump Tower", the letter read.

"There is a massive, massive difference between those two things, and I think it's again, the interest and the outrage that occurred a year ago by Democrats about a lot of leaks, it's interesting we're hearing not as much outrage now when it comes to some of our issues of national security", Spicer said.

"The White House may be saying we're not jamming it through", he told Brooke Baldwin, "but they are jamming it through at this point". "So there might be one?" But you know all of these occurred under the last administration. He said the White House and the president were confident that the bill would make it to the president's desk and that any Republican would have to admit that replacement is better than the status quo - despite the fact that Sen. Tom Cotton's assertion that the health care legislation is "dead on arrival" in the Senate, Mr. Spicer said, "We'd love to hear his ideas. But no, we're not aware".

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After first refusing to disavow Mr Trump's allegations, made in a series of Twitter posts, and instead calling for Congress to investigate them, Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Wednesday: "There is no reason that we have to think the President is the target of any investigation whatsoever".

The back-and-forth comes almost one week after Trump tweeted, without evidence, that former President Barack Obama had ordered the wiretapping of phones in Trump Tower before the election - an action that if true and done legally would mean Trump was the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation.

When asked about Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's recent comments that cast doubt on carbon dioxide's role in climate change, Spicer directed questions back to the agency. "Look up in a thesaurus and find other ways".

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