While the White House wants the world to think that they’re pretty damn sure no one is investigating Donald Trump, the Department of Justice is saying something completely different.
With White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer left to try to explain Trump’s weird and out of the blue tweets claiming former President Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped and then demanding an investigation, it opened a can of worms that Spicer is left cleaning up.
Now the public is left wondering if there was a reason for the tapping if there actually was tapping, even though an Obama spokesperson came out and said it’s absolutely not true. Nonetheless, Trump has asked for Congress to open an investigation. However, it has lead people to believe that because their may have been some form of tapping, it may be because Trump is under investigation from the Department of Justice. And to that claim, Spicer said:
“There is no reason to believe there is any type of investigation with respect to the Department of Justice.”
However, according to the New York Times:
“That prompted Thursday’s comments from a Justice Department official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case. The official said that Mr. Spicer had not relied on any information from the department in denying the existence of an investigation targeting the president.
Which led a few hours later to an about-face by Mr. Spicer, who was asked how he knew, definitively, that the president was not a target. Mr. Spicer conceded that the White House does not know whether the Justice Department has targeted the president in a Russia-related investigation.”
Then Spicer used that moment to reiterate that this is why Trump wants Congress to investigate.
Whoa. White House says Trump not a target of investigation. Justice Dept official says you didn't check with us. https://t.co/arH2uslgxq
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 10, 2017
All in all, Spicer is left floundering trying to find the words to piece together to make everything appear normal, and Trump is left looking guilty as hell of something we in the public are not yet privy to.
It will definitely be interesting to see what come of all this in the coming months.
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