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 SchiffTrump knocks Mueller after deal struck for him to testify Mueller to give extended testimony after appearance postponed Mueller testimony likely to be delayed for one week 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.


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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.