President Donald Trump has committed to authorizing an investigation into his widely-publicized allegations of voter fraud in the 2016 election. Trump purportedly told members of Congress that he would have won the popular vote had it not been for the three to five million votes he claimed were cast by “illegals.”
During a press briefing early last week, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked to confirm the president’s comments as reported. “The president does believe that,” Spicer confirmed. However, to date even many Republican officials, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, have stated there is no credible evidence to support the president’s assertion. “I’ve seen no evidence to that effect. I’ve made that very, very clear,” Ryan told reporters at the Hill.