White House – Sean Spicer spoke to reporters just after 4:45 p.m. Monday regarding the new Executive Order and took a few questions regarding the Russian investigation and the wiretap accusation lodged toward former President Barack Obama.
Spicer said there was a major difference between the inter-agency process that led to the first Executive Order and the second: the administration was better staffed, e.g. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had been confirmed; other officials were in their posts.
When Spicer was asked whether President Trump would testify in Congress on an investigation related Russia and the charges of wiretapping, Spicer said, “We want the House and Senate intelligence committees to look into this, and we haven’t had that request yet. I wouldn’t even dare to suggest I know the answer to that one at this point.”
One reporter asked whether the White House had a target of the Easter recess for legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, he said, “That’s probably a target. There’s obviously a lot of concern right now. Obamacare is failing on its own.”