FBI probing Russian connections to Trump

Though Comey would not discuss specific evidence, he went far beyond his testimony from a hearing in January, when he refused to confirm or deny the existence of any investigation exploring possible connections between Trump associates and Russian Federation, consistent with the FBI's longstanding policy of not publicly discussing its work. "Please keep in mind that those involved with the details of completed investigations". He also said he could not say how long the investigation would take but would "follow the facts wherever they lead".

Three: The Comey claim that there is no evidence to support Trump's assertion that Barack Obama wiretapped him - undercutting the president's credibility - could hurt the Trump as he tries to twist Republican arms in the health-care debate.

(2) It has now been officially confirmed, with the permission of the Justice Department, that the FBI is engaged in an investigation into the Kremlin's activities, including whether or not anyone in Trump's orbit was coordinating or colluding with Russian Federation during the campaign. The same was true, he added, of the Justice Department.

He made the claim two days after Attorney-General Jeff Sessions, who had met with Russia's United States ambassador last fall, said he would remove himself from any investigation of Russian interference in the election.

The "Late Night" host described Comey's revelation that his agency was investigating possible ties between Trump associates and Russian government officials as "a huge, huge deal".

Meyers also said the investigation into Trump's ties to Russian Federation is "a huge, huge deal, and yet only 60 days into this administration, you hear that, and you're like, 'eh.' At this point, Melania would have to take Trump on a high-speed chase in a Ford Bronco for us to say, 'This is unexpected'".

"I'm not saying Comey cost Clinton the election", he said, "but his name is definitely on the list that Hillary mutters like Arya Stark when she's walking in the woods: James Comey, WikiLeaks, the Hound, Anthony Weiner".

Trump has railed against the congressional investigation as an attempt to undermine his legitimacy, and on Monday took to Twitter to attack the probe.

Asked about Trump's summation of the hearing, Comey demurred. "This tweet has gone out to millions of Americans", Himes said.

He also wrote, "The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a bad campaign".

"The officials interviewed in recent weeks said that, so far, they had seen no evidence of such cooperation", the Times reports. The move only angered an ally.

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Again, the only known crimes committed by Americans during and after the campaign are the leaks of security secrets by agents of the intel community, colluding with the Fourth Estate, which uses the First Amendment to provide cover for criminal sources, whom they hail as "whistleblowers".

Many of Trump's most ardent supporters are unlikely to be swayed by Monday's spectacle. They argue the focus of the probe should be ferreting out who leaked classified information. "Must find leaker now!" the President wrote.

Schiff said on the same program that he believes Comey will end speculation about the alleged tapping of Trump in his testimony on Monday.

The admission opens the possibility that figures associated with the Trump campaign team were being examined for their links with Russian Federation, but were not necessarily the subject of intelligence surveillance - and certainly not "wire-tapping", as the President has claimed.

"The real story that Congress, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and all others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information", the president said in a Twitter post Monday. "A prosecutor might in very rare circumstances comment about certain aspects of an ongoing investigation, but he's not a prosecutor".

"DNI Clapper "right" to say no evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and Trump Campaign", he tweeted.

"This may be one of the most impactful information operations in the history of intelligence", one former USA intelligence official told McClatchy, speaking on the condition of anonymity due to the matter's sensitivity.

The panel's ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, outlined a chronology that he said suggested frequent and troubling contacts between Trump associates and Russian intermediaries.

"Is it possible that all of these events and reports are completely unrelated and nothing more than an entirely unhappy coincidence?" "Yes, it is possible".

"But it is also possible, maybe more than possible" that it isn't a coincidence, Schiff said.


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