but then what is it?
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked Tuesday whether the White House has dug up any evidence whatsoever to back President Trump's baseless claim from over the weekend that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower. Spicer responded by arguing the real question isn't really about evidence. "It's not a question of new proof or less proof or whatever," Spicer said, still not pointing to any specific evidence to support Trump's allegation.
Spicer insisted what needs to happen now is for the House and Senate Intelligence Committees to "look at this in a way that's objective," and then "report back to the American people" their findings. As for whether Trump should withdraw his Twitter accusation since the matter has yet to be formally investigated by Congress, Spicer scoffed. "Why would he withdraw it until it's adjudicated?" Spicer said.
Watch Spicer's defense below. Becca Stanek