Schiff: Not even Spicer wants to speak about Trump's wiretapping claim

Schiff: Not even Spicer wants to speak about Trump's wiretapping claim
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Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Nixon's former White House counsel: Trump DOJ was 'Nixon on stilts and steroids' Trump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday fired back after the White House called for an investigation into alleged wiretapping of Trump Tower, saying that even press secretary Sean Spicer does not want to speak about President Trump’s accusation. 

“Sean Spicer today tweeted that the administration would have no further comment until this matter was investigated and who can blame him: not even Spicer wishes to have to speak to such an unsubstantiated claim,” Schiff said in a statement, as reported by ABC News

Spicer said Sunday morning that Trump is calling on Congress to “determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016,” as part of its investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election.


Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaArizona election audit draws Republican tourists Biden tries to erase Trump's 'America First' on world stage Queen Elizabeth will need to call upon her charm for Biden's visit MORE of wiretapping Trump Tower before Election Day, but did not provide any evidence of the claim. Obama, through a spokesman, denied that he or any White House official ordered wiretapping. 

Schiff in his latest statement slammed Trump over previous unfounded claims, including that widespread voter fraud caused him to lose the popular vote to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump asks Biden to give Putin his 'warmest regards' Huma Abedin announces book deal Mystery surrounds Justice's pledge on journalist records MORE.

Schiff, who serves as the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, urged the Trump administration to support his call for FBI Director James Comey to answer questions related to Russia’s activities. 

“If the administration truly believes President Obama illegally eavesdropped on the Trump campaign and wants our committee to investigate the matter, they should join my call on Director Comey to answer any question put to him that is pertinent to the Russia investigation,” he said.