Sean Spicer: More and More Reports Show Obama Administration Spied on Trump

Posted April 02, 2017

Schiff expressed that if the documents indeed were the same Nunes allegedly reviewed, "this raises profound questions as to why these materials were given to the chairman for the objective of providing to the president instead of being shared directly with the White House, and whether an effort was made to hide their origin by providing them to the chairman first", wrote Schiff in a response letter to an invitation by White House counsel Donald McGahn to view the materials. And as president-elect, Hayden said, Trump would have had access to much of this information. I think it's interesting-I get your question but if what we're really arguing is did it happen on a Monday or Tuesday or did it happen on the 31st versus the 7th or the 8th, I think we've lost focus here. There were probably people who knew about this, knew about me being there, but the fact of the matter is, that doesn't make them the source of my information'.

In his letter to the White House officials, Cummings asked if the White House staffers who reportedly helped Nunes will be disciplined.

Spicer said the president wants Flynn to testify in front of the committees.

The committee's ranking member, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, and other top Democrats on Capital Hill have called for Mr. Nunes to recuse himself.

"If these documents are the same as those shared with our Chairman over a week ago, the White House must fully disclose what role it appears to have played in concealing that the White House was the very source of documents presented to the White House".

"The meeting next week with China will be a very hard one in that we can no longer have massive trade deficits..." He said it's not in the White House's interest to talk about the process.

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A CNN reporter asked if the president was concerned that Flynn may have damaging information about the Trump administration. Schiff called for the full contents of the documents to be shared with all members of both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.

Then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington.

White House staffers met with Nunes and shared classified information showing Trump was incidentally swept up in foreign surveillance by USA intelligence agencies.

The tweet signaled the President is not just ready to target the House Freedom Caucus as a group but is equally ready to single out individual members, raising questions about whether he will support primary challenges against individual members ahead of the midterm elections in 2018. "If I was him, I might have done the same thing".

I'm Ari Shapiro in Washington where an ever-widening probe is taking new turns by the hour.

While Trump has plenty of troubles at home, threats are also stirring overseas. And relations seemed to be getting worse quickly. In particular, he pointed to statements made by a former Obama official who previously raised concerns about surveillance.

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