During a U.S. House of Representative Intelligence Committee hearing on Monday, James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), provided compelling testimony regarding his agency’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 Presidential Campaign and whether members of President Donald J. Trump’s inner circle were complicit in the alleged scheme.
During his testimony Comey stated, “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.” Also, according to Comey, the investigation actually began in late July, 2016.
Perhaps the most compelling statement made by Comey during his highly-anticipated testimony came when he was asked whether there was any evidence that former President Barack Obama had ordered wiretapping of Trump Tower as alleged by the current president in a series of recent tweets.
“I have no information that supports those tweets,” Comey responded directly. Although Comey’s response was expected and as a result of his testimony is now on record, it did nothing to stop the White House’s damning assertion that the former president had wiretapped the current president.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has attempted to temper, massage and redefine what he claimed Trump really meant by “wiretapping” in his tweets; yet to date, Trump has refused to apology for his accusation.
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