Former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerPsaki defends move to oust Trump appointees from military academy boards Defense & National Security: The post-airlift evacuation struggle Conway and Spicer fire back at White House over board resignation requests MORE said Tuesday that he intends to cooperate with House Democrats' investigation into President TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE's administration, campaign and business, despite concerns it could be a "fishing expedition."
"I will do everything to facilitate this investigation and there’s nothing that I have to hide. So I want a swift conclusion to this whole thing as soon as possible," Spicer said on Fox News.
Spicer is one of 81 individuals and entities that the House Judiciary Committee served with document requests on Monday as part of its sprawling investigation that will focus on obstruction of justice, public corruption and abuses of power.
"They have a constitutional right and responsibility to exhibit oversight over the executive branch," Spicer said of the investigation. "But going back through the president’s personal finances and history, you know, who knows how far, Seems a bit of an expedition as opposed to enacting agenda that they put the American people to be elected to govern on."
The committee requested any documents Spicer has related to, among other topics, Michael Flynn’s departure as national security adviser, the firing of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyGiuliani told investigators it was OK to 'throw a fake' during campaign DOJ watchdog unable to determine if FBI fed Giuliani information ahead of 2016 election Biden sister has book deal, set to publish in April MORE and discussions about a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between members of the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer promising damaging information on then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAttorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports Paul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win: book MORE.
Spicer suggested that Democrats had read "the tea leaves," adding that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia "and so they’ve started to move on and go on what appears to be at least a potential fishing expedition."
Spicer: "There is nothing that I have to hide" pic.twitter.com/dXZsfyHw3z— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) March 5, 2019
Spicer, who worked for the Republican National Committee before joining the Trump administration for a six-month stint, appeared more open to Democrats' use of their oversight powers than the president and his successor, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Trump on Tuesday morning blasted House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), accusing him of harassing those on the list of document requests and other Democratic committee chairmen as going "stone cold Crazy."
"Nadler, Schiff and the Dem heads of the Committees have gone stone cold CRAZY. 81 letter sent to innocent people to harass them. They won’t get ANYTHING done for our Country!" Trump tweeted.
Sanders on Monday night scorched Democrats over the investigation into Trump, calling the probe a "disgraceful and abusive investigation" and an effort to "distract" from the party's agenda.