20 March 2017 at 11:53:54 AM
Watching the Comey hearing on Cspan.
James B. Comey just made it impossible for Donald Trump to keep saying he was ‘wiretapped’
“I have no information that supports those tweets,” Comey told intelligence committee ranking Democrat Adam B. Schiff (Calif.), confirming that neither the FBI nor the Justice Department had found any evidence of the alleged wiretapping after a very close look.
Comey's denial of wiretapping comes on the heels of similar statements made by former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., former president Barack Obama and House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.).
For Trump to continue to make the case that he was wiretapped by Obama during the 2016 election, you must believe that the current FBI director is lying in a public, nationally televised congressional hearing. And that the former director of national intelligence was lying. And that Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, is lying that Britain was not involved in a wiretapping program at the behest of the American government.
AND FBI chief confirms probe of possible Russia links to Trump team
FBI Director James Comey confirmed for the first time Monday that the agency is investigating Russian interference in last year's presidential election and notably Moscow's possible collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign.
He also rejected Trump's claim that predecessor Barack Obama wiretapped his Trump Tower in New York, saying both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department had no evidence to support such allegations.
The high-stakes testimony in the House Intelligence Committee -- the first public hearing into both controversies -- came as Trump sought to steer the news focus by calling the Russia issue, which has been a cloud over his victory, "fake news."
"I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counter-intelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts. As with any counter-intelligence investigation, this will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed," Comey said.
Moments later, in response to a question about Trump's claims on Twitter earlier this month that he was wiretapped by Obama during the election, Comey responded: "The department has no information that supports those tweets."
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