FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers both appeared before the House Intelligence Committee hearing in which Rep. Peter King (R-NY) asked Comey whether he would corroborate former national intelligence director James Clapper's statement that there is no evidence that anyone from the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation.
At a hearing in January, Comey 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. "It's nearly as if they didn't care that we knew what they were doing", the Federal Bureau of Investigation director said. He confirmed the FBI investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government and said release of Trump's tax returns might be helpful in showing those links. With gritted teeth, he said that would violate the agreement between the so-called "Five Eyes" intelligence agencies - the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand - not to spy on each other's citizens.
At the outset of a pivotal week in Washington, FBI Director James Comey delivered a political gut-punch to President Donald Trump Monday - and the news possibly could get worse for the president in the days and weeks ahead.
"I assume the comment is created to the leaking of such information", Rogers said. Comey and Rogers deflected many questions about specific parts of the probe or surveillance activities, saying they could not publicly discuss sensitive information. Gowdy asked. He was referring specifically to leaked information regarding a phone call between Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, and the ambassador to Russian Federation during the transition.
Trump recently made news on social media for accusing former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the campaign.
The panel's chairman, Republican Representative Devin Nunes, played a leading role in Trump's transition, which prompted some critics to question whether he was too close to the Republican president to conduct a fair investigation. However, he expressed concerns about "possible other surveillance methods" of Trump associates and the leaking of potentially classified information.
Under questioning from the committee's top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, he also publicly contradicted a series of tweets from Trump that declared the Republican candidate's phones had been ordered tapped by President Barack Obama during the campaign.
US intelligence agencies concluded that Russian Federation meddled in the campaign to help Trump defeat Clinton.
"But it is also possible, maybe more than possible" that it isn't a coincidence, Schiff said.
"I can't say because I don't want to confirm whether that was classified information", Comey responded.
Late last July, Comey said, the agency began investigating contacts between Trump's associates and the Russian government, which is believed to have stolen Democratic party emails and leaked them through intermediaries Wikileaks and Guccifer.
The Democrats tried to build a prosecution case out of the multiple contacts between Trump aides and Russian officials and the failure of the Trump campaign or the Trump White House to disclose them until forced to.
However, Schiff told "Meet the Press" he saw "circumstantial evidence of collusion" and direct evidence of "deception". The Obama administration brought those sanctions in response to the alleged meddling.
He has, however, signed letters seeking related information, and he was among the first lawmakers to call for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from Russia-related investigations because of his contacts with Kislyak.
Nunes also said Monday that there is "no evidence to date that officials from any campaign conspired with Russian agents".
Despite only making 3 of 17 from long range, the team found offense from other sources in addition to Edrice (BAM) Adebayo. The Big Ten had a disappointing regular season and had none of its teams seeded higher than fourth in the NCAA field.
Smith, who on the eve of this match criticised Kohli's comments, made good on his decision to bat first with 117 of 299 for four. Kohli continued: " Guys want to push the barrier, their physical limits, their mental toughness.
To quote CNN's write-up on the briefing, "Spicer said Trump wasn't referring to wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping". Senate Select Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina.
A share of that would come from Ryan's proposal to roll back Medicaid expansion and turn the program into block grants for states. Our legislators seem to have no qualms about screwing old, poor, and infirm people, those most in need , under this proposed Act.
This event is necessary for Samsung to send a strong message after the disastrous scandal involving the Note 7 late a year ago . We say seemingly, because they don't quite match up with the images of the S8 in various colors that leaked recently .
Once a video save is completed, users will be able to see it right inside their camera roll so it won't be hard to find later on. This update is now rolling out to iOS and Android users at the moment and will be coming to Windows users in the coming months.
News. "She showed me the drafts when she was writing it and I knew it would mean a lot to a lot of women for them to see that. The famous duo took to Instagram and Snapchat to post several photos and videos of their lavish stay.
Following the success of its predecessors, both devices are set to be the toughest competitors in the Android device arena. Samsung's Galaxy S8 device will end up competing with Apple's new iPhone , which is expected to be released in September.
As a crude example, think of a calendar app icon that changed to show the appropriate date on a daily basis. In this scenario, notifications would intelligently display only on whichever device a person is now using.
Israel's Arrow anti-missile defense system was launched, shooting down one of the missiles north of Jerusalem . Russian President Vladimir Putin receives Israeli ambassador Gary Koren during ceremony at Kremlin in Moscow.
Triplicate , the Minnesota native's 38th studio record, features covers of classic American tunes. Dylan is touring in support of his new triple album, Triplicate, which is available on March 31.
CCTV shows moment Paris airport attacker grabs soldier
Ben Belgacem's brother and cousin were released Sunday after they, like the attacker's father, were held for questioning. This meant that he was unable to kill or seriously wound anyone, forcing him to try and steal a soldier's assault rifle.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing
Had Gorsuch made the comments Sisk recalled, Hauptman said, "I would remember - the statements would have greatly upset me". At 49, he is among the youngest Supreme Court nominees ever and could have a strong presence on the court for decades.
Tokyo golf club lifts ban on women members
The vote means that women will now be allowed to play on Sundays and will be eligible for full membership. After a bit of urging from the International Olympic Committee, they flipped the script.
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Demand for coal was down worldwide , but the decline was particularly sharp in the United States where demand dropped 11%. This helped to offset increases in Carbon dioxide emissions in the rest of the world, the IEA said.