Donald Trump Calls for Congressional Investigation Into Obama Wiretap 'Reports'

3/5/2017 7:17 AM PST

Donald Trump Calls for Congressional Investigation Into Obama Wire Tap Claims

Breaking News

12:15 PM PT -- The chairman the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday they would look into Trump's claims about wire tapping as part of its investigation into Russia. They added ... "the Committee will make inquiries into whether the government was conducting surveillance activities on any political party’s campaign officials or surrogates, and we will continue to investigate this issue if the evidence warrants it.”

Donald Trump wants Congress to investigate his claims Barack Obama tapped his phones during the 2016 Presidential election.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Sunday, "Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling."

Spicer went on, "President Donald Trump is requesting as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016."

What's curious ... Spicer does not cite which "reports" triggered Trump's accusations.  

An Obama spokesperson flatly denied the allegations. Meanwhile, Senator Marco Rubio said Sunday he had no knowledge of any such wiretapping activity during the campaign.