FBI Director Confirms Trump ProbePor Orquidea Banes Mar 21, 2017
Comey said there is no "usual" length of time for a counter-intelligence investigation, but that this one began in July and would be considered "quite young" - a timeline that suggested, at a minimum, that it would distract for months, if not years, from Trump's policy priorities.
But the questions facing the country are many, and varied. Then, he poured cold water on the startling claim about Barack Obama that Mr Trump has failed to provide any evidence to support.
TRUMP tweet: "FBI Director Comey refuses to deny he briefed President Obama on calls made by Michael Flynn to Russian Federation". That echoed House Intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes and the Justice Department's findings.
The Jan. 6 report does not take up the question of contacts between Trump associates and Russian Federation. In an unusual move, Comey said he was willing to confirm the ongoing investigation in light of extreme public interest.
If he's got nothing to hide, President Trump should welcome the fact that the FBI is investigating possible links between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election. Many Democrats blame Comey's public updates with stoking worries about Clinton's trustworthiness and turning voters against her. And a Breitbart post proposed that Comey's admission of an investigation "was not a confirmation of those links, or any wrongdoing". "As with any counterintelligence investigation, this will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed". Comey would not commit to a timetable. "This story is FAKE NEWS", Mr Trump tweeted, using an acronym for President of the United States and referring to the former director of national intelligence.
That pressure is the "big gray cloud" that Nunes mentioned.
"The faster you can get to the bottom of this, it's going to be better for all Americans", he said.
Yes, Virginia, there is an FBI investigation.
Ever since Trump was inaugurated on January 20, there have been questions and rumors about links between members of Trump's campaign and the Russian government.
In the clip, committee Chairman Devin Nunes asks National Security Agency director Michael Rogers and Mr Comey whether Russian Federation had altered vote totals in specific swing states.
The White House's position is made all the worse by the utter lack of credibility it labors under as a outcome of the president's gaudy disregard for the truth. The move only angered an ally. He said Congress and the Federal Bureau of Investigation should be going after media leaks and maybe even Clinton instead.
Trump tried to put the attention on leaked classified information, rather than the information itself. "Must find leaker now!"
FBI Director James Comey believes President Donald Trump tweets unsubstantiated information.
"We offered no opinion, have no view, have no information on potential impact because it's not something we looked at", he said "It certainly wasn't our intention to say that today because we don't have any information on that subject". He also says there is no proof to support the president's claim that his predecessor wiretapped him. But Comey said no such thing.
He did admit, however, that US intelligence agencies have unanimously concluded that Russian Federation did attempt to influence the election campaign - with or without the assist of Trump operatives - because of its preference to see Trump elected over Clinton. USA intelligence officials have not publicly raised the possibility of contacts between the Clintons and Moscow. After their successful interference on the Democratic process, Russian hackers are primed for a comeback in future elections, he said.
"Is it possible that all of these events and reports are completely unrelated and nothing more than a entirely unhappy coincidence?" he asked rhetorically.
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