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Spicer Dodges Questions About Trump’s Proof for Wiretapping Claims

President Trump has not yet spoken with the FBI about his unsubstantiated claim that he was wiretapped before the election by former President Obama, and the White House once again declined to provide evidence for such allegations. Press Secretary Sean Spicer admitted during today’s briefing that there have been no such conversations between Trump and FBI Director James Comey, and reiterated the administration’s calls for House and Senate committees to investigate the matter. When asked whether he agrees with the president’s baseless claim about wiretapping, Spicer deflected: “I get that that's a cute question to ask. My job is to represent the president,” he told ABC’s Jon Karl. Pressed for evidence to back the president’s allegations, the press secretary declined, instead saying, “It’s not a question of proving it. It’s that [Congress has] the resources and the clearances and the staff ... to fully and clearly investigate this.” He later added that the president is “not walking anything back or regretting it.”