Spicer says WikiLeaks, email hacks not the same

The CIA released a statement on 8 March to say it had no comment on the authenticity of the Wikileaks documents or on the status of any investigation into the source of the Wikileaks documents.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer wrongly claimed Wednesday that a Fox News reporter had his phones tapped while Barack Obama was president.

The back-and-forth comes almost one week after Trump tweeted, without evidence, that former President Barack Obama had ordered the wiretapping of phones in Trump Tower before the election - an action that if true and done legally would mean Trump was the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation.

CNN's Jim Acosta on Thursday called out White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for slamming the Democrats for supposedly ramming Obamacare through Congress while ignoring the incredibly fast timeline the GOP has set up for itself with its replacement bill.

"There's obviously a lot of concern", he said.




"I'm not aware of it", Spicer said, asked about the possibility of an investigation.

"He believes that the systems at the Central Intelligence Agency are outdated and need to be updated", White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Thursday. "There's no reason to believe that he is the target of any investigation. They are two separate issues".

The Justice Department defines "target" as someone investigators have substantial evidence against and who is likely to be indicted.

"We must insure access to capital", Trump said.

US District Court Judge Derrick Watson ruled earlier in the day that the state could sue over Mr Trump's new order, which was signed by the President on Monday.

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