Politics Sean Spicer says Trump 'doesn't really think' Obama 'personally' wiretapped Trump

White House press secretary Sean Spicer talks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington

That was the explanation White House press secretary Sean Spicer gave as the White House stepped back on the unsubstantiated claim that former USA president Barack Obama bugged Trump Tower during the election run-up.

An Indian-American woman confronted White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer at an Apple store over the weekend, asking if he is a criminal and telling him that he "works for a fascist". Yet he said the president had used the word "wiretap" to more broadly refer to surveillance or other activities.

After recapping some of what Spicer said in the briefing, Zeleny reiterated his belief that the administration is laying the groundwork to take back the president's comments.

Now that Mr. Trump has asked for the help of the media to help him determine where to give the money, questions are arising on social media as to why President Trump asked reporters to help him figure out where to give the money.

The White House was forced on to the back foot again on Monday over Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claim that he was wiretapped by Barack Obama, basing its latest argument on the U.S. president's use of quotation marks in a tweet.

At Monday's briefing, there were fractious exchanges between Spicer and the press over the veracity of Trump's claims regarding unemployment numbers and health insurance statistics.

But any and all sympathy for Spicer evaporated when he replied with a racist threat: "Such a great country that allows you to be here". "Nothing found. This is McCarthyism", he wrote. "Every time that he speaks authoritatively, that he speaks, he's speaking as president of the United States". "Stahl reminded the president-elect, "[That's] $400,000 you're giving up". "This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!"

"All he has to do is pick up the phone, call the director of the CIA, director of national intelligence and say, "OK, what happened".

Spicer says "Thank you", smiles, and that could very well have been that.

Comey reportedly asked the Justice Department on Saturday to publicly refute Trump's accusations because Comey said the claims are false and suggest that the Federal Bureau of Investigation broke the law.

"If the allegation is left out there, it undermines the confidence the American people have in the entire way that the government does business", McCain said.

Man this administration reminds me of a movie I saw a while ago where a family completely forgot a kid at home and went on vacation and then hilarity ensued.

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