There's 'no information' to support Trump wiretapping tweets — Federal Bureau of Investigation director

There's 'no information' to support Trump wiretapping tweets — Federal Bureau of Investigation director

FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers are set to publicly testify Monday about their investigations into possible links between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign, as part of the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into allegations that Russian Federation meddled in USA elections.

It is not clear how much new information will emerge Monday, and the hearing's open setting unquestionably puts Comey in a hard situation if he's asked to discuss an ongoing investigation tied to the campaign of the president.

President Trump claimed, in several early-morning tweets on March 4, that his phones had been tapped throughout the election by then-President Obama.

The directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and NSA are to give keenly awaited testimony before Congress Monday on what ties President Donald Trump may have with Russian Federation and his explosive allegation that he was wiretapped by his predecessor Barack Obama. Trump wrote at 6:30 a.m. ET, adding, "The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a bad campaign".

GOP lawmakers decrying leaks have knowingly leaked classified information White House tweet appears to suggest Obama could be behind Flynn leaks The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-S.C.) asking Comey whether he had briefed Obama on the Flynn calls.

Mr Comey said he could not provide further details about the investigation.

Reports surfaced in February that Michael Flynn, then Trump's national security adviser, had inappropriately discussed sanctions on Russian Federation with the country's ambassador before the inauguration and misled Vice President Pence.

They argue the focus of the probe should be ferreting out who leaked classified information.

The Russian government has rejected an accusation by USA intelligence agencies that it worked to influence the election in Trump's favour by hacking computer systems, among other methods.

Yet Nunes also rejected Trump's claim that there was a wiretap of Trump Tower, Trump's NY residence and headquarters for both his business and campaign.

Comey's appearance was set to start at 10 a.m. EDT Monday. DNI Clapper "right" to say no evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and Trump Campaign. "Must find leaker now!"

Carter Page, who briefly served as a foreign policy adviser to Trump's campaign, has also said he was contacted by the Senate panel about its investigation.

"There was circumstantial evidence of collusion; there is direct evidence, I think, of deception", Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said on NBC's "Meet the Press".

A short time later, a Fox News anchor said, "Fox News can not confirm Judge Napolitano's commentary".

The Senate Intelligence Committee has scheduled a similar hearing for later in the month.

The question remains whether the FBI has opened a criminal investigation into possible ties between Trump campaign aides and Russian officials.