President Donald Trump is calling for an immediate investigation into Barack Obama’s handling of intelligence gathering tactics leading up to the 2016 election.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer wrote on Twitter Sunday morning that until Congress completes an oversight investigation, the White House will not comment any further on the matter.
“Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling,” Spicer said. “President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.
“Neither the White House nor the President will comment further until such oversight is conducted,” he added.
This news comes just one day after President Trump took the weekend by storm early Saturday morning, claiming that Barack Obama had his “wires tapped” at his home and office in New York City during the election.
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” he wrote. “Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!”