White House strains to answer if Trump is target of probe

The White House struggled Wednesday to answer whether it believes President Donald Trump is the target of a counterintelligence investigation.

When first asked whether Trump is the subject of such a probe, press secretary Sean Spicer said the White House needed to find that out.

“There’s obviously a lot of concern,” he said. Spicer added that the question is the reason why Trump has asked Congress, specifically the House and Senate intelligence committees, to include the issue in its investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 campaign.

Spicer revised his response later in the briefing after an aide handed him a note.

“I just want to be really clear on one point, which is there is no reason that we have to think that the president is the target of any investigation, whatsoever,” Spicer said. “There’s no reason to believe that he is the target of any investigation. I think that’s a very important point to make.”

Over the weekend, Trump alleged on Twitter that then-President Barack Obama had Trump’s telephones tapped during last year’s presidential election. Trump cited no evidence.

An Obama spokesman denies the allegation.

_____

DARLENE SUPERVILLE

Leave a Reply

Latest

The UN warns of the danger of escalating tension between the US and Iran

 United Nations, .- The Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, warned on Wednesday that the escalation of tension between the United States and...

West Florida beaches with dead fish due to the “red tide”

Several cleaning workers are working today in beaches of Pinellas County, in western Florida, which this weekend have dawned with dead fish on its...

McSally Urges Increase Border Security to Stop Drug Trafficking

90% of strong drugs such as heroin, cocaine and altered opioids entering the country do so through the ports of entry and therefore requires...

Cinema recalls Los Angeles racial riots in 1992

After 25 years of the Los Angeles riots of 1992, different films are reminiscent of this episode of racial protest, rage and despair that...

Use of electronic cigarettes exacerbates cellular dysfunction, according to study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Exposure to flavored liquid used in electronic cigarettes may exacerbate endothelial cell dysfunction, which often precedes heart disease, a study released...
%d bloggers like this: