White House calls on Congress to investigate Trump’s wiretap claims

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White House calls on Congress to investigate Trump’s wiretap claims

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer early Sunday said investigations into Russian attempts to influence the election should include President Trump’s claims that the Obama administration “abused” its investigative powers in 2016.

“Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling,” Spicer tweeted.

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Democrats slammed Trump for making the accusations without offering evidence, characterizing his claim as an effort to distract from renewed scrutiny of his aides and allies' alleged ties to Russia.