Posted: Monday, March 6, 2017 – 2:53 PM
The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump wants Congress to investigate the leaking of classified information, as well as unsubstantiated allegations that president Barack Obama tapped his phone.
Spokesman Sean Spicer said he had spoken to Trump about the issue and the president had indicated he would like to see Congress broaden the scope of ongoing investigations into Russia’s influence over the US election to include both elements.
The White House has already called for Congress to follow up on Trump’s explosive and unsupported allegation, made at the weekend, that Obama ordered a wiretap of his phone during last year’s campaign.
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