US House to investigate ‘surveillance of campaigns’ as part of Russia probe

The chief of the Intelligence Committee at the US House of Representatives says surveillance of political parties in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election will be subject to investigation during a probe into Russia’s role in the vote, which yielded President Donald Trump.

California Republican Representative Devin Nunes said Sunday that the investigation already underway into alleged Russian interference would include surveillance of political parties.

He made the remarks shortly after White House press secretary Sean Spicer called on Congress to investigate former President Barack Obama’s surveillance of Trump ahead of the 2016 vote, as the real estate tycoon has claimed.

This file photo taken on January 20, 2017 shows 
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arriving to greet Donald Trump and his wife Melania to the White House in Washington, DC.

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