The following is an excerpt from MEGHAN KENEALLY | January 24, 2017 | abcnews.go.com |
After being repeatedly pressed about President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims that "millions" of people voted illegally in the presidential election, White House press secretary Sean Spicer left the door open to a possible investigation into the claims during a press briefing Tuesday.
On Monday, Trump said during a meeting with congressional leaders in the White House that "3 to 5 million illegals" voted, according to two Democratic aides who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Spicer told reporters Tuesday "maybe we will" launch an investigation into Trump's claims.
"Anything's possible, I think, at some point," he added. "There is no investigation. I said it was possible. Anything is possible. It was a hypothetical question."
Trump has made repeated claims about voter fraud after losing the popular vote in the election in November, though thus far, no evidence has been presented that backs up his allegations.
"He continues to maintain that belief based on studies and evidence people have presented to him," Spicer said Tuesday.
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