DC Daily: Trump asks Congress to investigate Obama, provides no proof

Posted at 8:08 AM, Mar 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-05 16:25:21-05

(KGTV) — One day after President Donald Trump claimed without proof that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his presidential campaign, he's now calling for an investigation into the matter. 

White House asks Congress investigate Obama

Press secretary Sean Spicer announced Sunday a request to Congress for an investigation into whether the Obama administration abused its investigative power during the 2016 presidential campaign.

"Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling," Spicer posted in a series of tweets. "President Donald J. Trump is requesting that 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." 

SNL spoofs Jeff Sessions as Forrest Gump

Kate McKinnon was back at it last night on Saturday Night Live, this time acting as Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who this week recused himself from any investigations into Russia and the 2016 presidential campaign.


Is Trump's executive order a conflict of interest?

Critics have responded harshly to a new executive order that would prompt a review a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that protects small bodies of water from pollution and development. 

According to the Associated Press, the rule is thorn in the side of golf course owners who don't want to pay for costly cleanups on their fairways. Trump's business holdings just happen to include a dozen U.S. golf courses. 

Is the Canadian dream the new American dream? 

No, I'm not talking about the dreamy prime minister

Former Canadian diplomat Scott Gilmore is the new author of an essay published last month titled "The American Dream has moved to Canada."

In it he claims that whether you measure the "American dream" by life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness or "a car, a job and a degree, it's now become easier in Canada."

Oh, and those in the United States are six times more likely to be locked up than our neighbors to the North. 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy