During the press conference Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson had a heated discussion in regards to the alleged wiretapping by former President Obama. Jackson was able to corner Spicer with some of the questions most have had on their minds. Why is Trump asking for an investigation if he has the evidence already and why isn’t he presenting it?
“You said the President stands by his tweets Saturday morning that President Obama ordered this wiretap,” Jackson said, talking to Spicer.
“You’ve also said that the President wants Congress to investigate. Some members of Congress, by the way, have asked the White House and asked the President to come forward with the information. So bottom line, why would the president want Congress to investigate for information he already has?”
Spicer tried to deviate from the question, saying that “there was a separation of powers aspect.” So Jackson asked, “Why waste that?” and he finally answered that it came down to a “question of appropriateness.”
“But if the president has the info… if he’s sitting on this information, if he’s found out — he’s now directing or asking or recommending that the intelligence committees look into this. And you talked about they have resources and staff, which they do. But why expend those resources and staff if the president found out this information and has it?” Jackson countered.
You can watch the exchange below: