Comey confirmed the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been investigating since July possible Russian efforts to interfere in the election, including any cooperation between Trump's campaign and Moscow. Schiff asked, to which Comey answered, "No president could".
A senior USA lawmaker says he has seen "no evidence" of collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation during last year's presidential campaign.
The top Republican and Democrat of the House intelligence committee both agreed on Sunday that there is still no concrete evidence to prove President Donald Trump's contention that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower during the presidential campaign. That the president made unsubstantiated accusations about surveillance at Trump Tower or his attempt to deflect the ramifications of those claims by saying he should never be taken literally at his word. Burnett asked her guest. "I have no information that supports those tweets and we have looked carefully inside the FBI", Comey said. Rogers seconded British intelligence's dismissal of those claims as "nonsense" and "utterly ridiculous", but added that the intelligence relationship is strong enough to weather the spat. Trump countered, as you might expect, by blaming Democrats for the FBI investigation, and said what should be investigated are the leaks. "This is all about getting the intelligence we need, applying it to the type of protections and interventions that we can do, and then trying to lessen that threat and this certainly sounds like it could be part of that". But the leaks - while serious - are not more important than the investigation into how active Russian Federation was in trying to interfere with a US election.
Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers testified in front of the House Intelligence Committee on the alleged Russian interference in the United States presidential election. Nunes, on the other hand, was categorical that the committee had yet to see any evidence that the Trump campaign worked with Russian officials.
The former White House council to Richard Nixon who was charged for helping cover up Watergate says he thinks President Trump's White House is "in cover-up mode". Trump's statements that Barack Obama had wiretapped him were disturbing and baseless, Schiff said.
In a tweet before the hearing, Trump wrote: "The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a awful campaign". "This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!"
News stories based on anonymous sources revealed that Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Attorney General Jeff Sessions each spoke with the Russian ambassador during the campaign.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today told reporters Trump isn't withdrawing his allegations.
During the Monday briefing, Spicer also clarified his conversation with British officials after he repeated an unsubstantiated report from a Fox News pundit that the country's spy agency had helped Obama eavesdrop on Trump during the presidential campaign past year.