No Evidence That Supports Trump's Claim Obama Wiretapped Him — FBI Director

20 March, 2017, 19:11 | Author: Leticia Walters

"Was there a physical wiretap of Trump Tower?"

He added, "There was no FISA warrant that I'm aware of to tap Trump Tower" - a reference to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a federal law that governs the issuance of search warrants in US intelligence gathering.

On Sunday, the top Democrat on the intel committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California) claimed, contrary to Clapper, that there is evidence of collusion. "There is nothing at the bottom".

Testifying before United States congress, Mr Comey said he is authorised by the American justice department to make the disclosure.

National Security Agency director Michael Rogers later told the committee that the intelligence community stands behind its January assessment that it is highly confident Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election with the goal of electing Mr Trump.

Comey privately told lawmakers last week that there was no basis to the charge. This will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.

The FBI has been conducting a wide-ranging counterintelligence investigation into Russia's covert role in the election. Under questioning, Rogers said there was no evidence that the Obama administration had ever asked British intelligence agency G.C.H.Q. or Rogers personally to eavesdrop on Trump.

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump initiated his latest, greatest White House scandal when he took to Twitter on an otherwise quiet Saturday to accuse Barack Obama of illegally wiretapping Trump Tower-a baseless accusation that Congress was unable to corroborate.

What do you think of Comey's testimony? "However, it's still possible that other surveillance activities were used against President Trump and his associates". His aides have supported him on those claims.

He also says the committee will investigate who has been leaking classified information about investigations into Russia's interference.

Comey said that no reporter in his lifetime has been prosecuted. Will Hurd of Texas, a former clandestine agent for the Central Intelligence Agency. We need to make sure we don't give other people clues as to where we're going.

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

Beyond the hacking and dumping of documents, he said, a key issue is "were there USA persons that were helping the Russians in any way?" Schiff questioned on Meet the Press. "Was there any form of collusion? And what can we do to protect not only ourselves in the future [but also] our allies who are facing the same Russian onslaught right now?"

"That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts", Comey said in his opening statement to the committee.

The Trump campaign's possible links with top Russian officials, which Trump has vehemently denied, was one of the main election issue and dominated the news cycle since his election and even after his inauguration on January 20.

For Comey, Monday's hearing represents another unusually high-profile role for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

In a separate interview on This Week, Sen.

It is the bureau's policy never to discuss an ongoing investigation - but Democrats say the FBI flagrantly ignored that policy previous year with Comey's disclosures regarding the Clinton investigation.

He added that the leak of classified intelligence "simply can not be tolerated". I would bring them all in.

"Let me be clear", he said.

Hurd, however, pushed back on the notion that government operatives were seeking to undermine Trump. "These men and women are putting themselves in harm's way".

The FBI investigation now threatens to create a rift with the White House. "And that's why, as we go through this review and investigation, it has to be bipartisan".

"We know that the Russians were trying to get involved in our campaign, like they have for many decades". So far, only the NSA has "partially" complied, according to The Washington Post.

Recommended:

  • Watch Donald Trump attempt to blame Fox News for his wiretap lie

    Watch Donald Trump attempt to blame Fox News for his wiretap lie

    Spicer was very apologetic when confronted by Darroch at a White House dinner on Thursday, the Western diplomat said . He says, "you shouldn't be talking to me, you should be talking to Fox".
    Tiger Woods fist pumps, beats Michael Strahan in putting contest

    Tiger Woods fist pumps, beats Michael Strahan in putting contest

    Unfortunately for the golfing great, he's not sure if he'll be able to play in the annual event next month. Tiger Woods was on a small putting green Monday, while on the set of Good Morning America.
    How to Get Galaxy S8 Dream UI on Any Samsung Device Now

    How to Get Galaxy S8 Dream UI on Any Samsung Device Now

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release is not yet known, but then the savior of Galaxy Note 7 is expected to feature 3D OLED Touch. The smaller S8 device may be similar in size to the Galaxy S7 Edge, which could mean its price could also be similar.
  • John Oliver Can't Understand Trump's Budget: 'I Don't Speak Fluent Toddler Psychopath'

    John Oliver Can't Understand Trump's Budget: 'I Don't Speak Fluent Toddler Psychopath'

    On " Last Week Tonight ", John Oliver turned his two-week focus on health care to President Trump's proposed budget . The CNN host eventually stopped reading every department name as the scrolling list grew longer.

    Anti-Muslim leader's appointment as new Uttar Pradesh chief raises questions

    Mr Adityanath has repeatedly called for India, a secular state under the constitution, to become a Hindu nation. Born Ajay Mohan Bisht, Mr Adityanath studied mathematics before entering the Hindu clergy at the age of 21.
    Asian stocks lower after G20 drops anti-protectionism pledge

    Asian stocks lower after G20 drops anti-protectionism pledge

    He however preferred a more selective "free" trade policy and considered a review of some prevailing trade agreements. The outcome marked a win for Trump, whose "America First" agenda and anti-globalisation rhetoric has spooked allies.
  • Bomb scare at White House, one detained

    Bomb scare at White House, one detained

    Police said Sunday night that William Bryant Rawlinson, 58, of Silver Spring, Md., was arrested on a charge of unlawful entry. CNN says there was no confirmation there was any device in the vehicle but security at the White House has been upgraded.
    Five signs Arsene Wenger is going to stay on as Arsenal manager

    Five signs Arsene Wenger is going to stay on as Arsenal manager

    Alan Shearer on Match of the Day accused Arsenal of defending like an "Under-10 team". Who should replace him as the manager of Arsenal? "I will say this", said Pulis.
    Samsung Launches Bixby, Its Answer To Siri & Alexa

    Samsung Launches Bixby, Its Answer To Siri & Alexa

    Not any longer though. "Bixby is capable of developing a new interface to our devices, or devices that are going to host Bixby ". With the software assistant, users will be able to run numerous same features they'd be able to run on an iPhone with Siri.
  • Chuck Berry Died of Natural Causes

    Louis, Missouri and featured his longtime backing group and his children Charles Berry Jr. and Ingrid Berry. The police added in their statement that the family had asked for privacy during their time of bereavement.
    Yogi Adityanath to Meet Governor, Decide on Farmer Loans

    Yogi Adityanath to Meet Governor, Decide on Farmer Loans

    Ever since 2014, when Narendra Modi became India's Prime Minister, political pundits have been debating his priorities. In 2015, he went after Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, one of India's biggest film stars.
    Plane crashes in South Sudan with dozens aboard

    Plane crashes in South Sudan with dozens aboard

    Firefighters rushed to the scene and pictures show the burned out wreckage of the plane with just the tail fin visible. Witnesses have said that smoke was seen coming from the back of the plane before it crashed and bursted into flames.


Popular

Adam Lallana's miss versus Manchester City cost one punter a remarkable sum
Fernandinho, who played at right back for City, spent 50 percent of his time in Liverpool's half in the opening 15 minutes. The FC crew reflect on Man City's frantic 1-1 draw with Liverpool and analyse Pep Guardiola's post-match comments.

May begins United Kingdom tour to gain Brexit support
If the negotiations go along expected lines, Britain should have officially exited the European Union by March 2019. Tusk will also summon those 27 leaders for a summit to endorse the final guidelines, probably in early May.

IPad mini Pro/ iPad mini 5 Specs, Features, And Price
Just this Wednesday, Japanese blog Mac Otakara published a report about Apple's alleged plan for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro successor. The Apple Pencil digital stylus was also introduced at the same time, enabling people to draw on the tablet more easily.

Stephen Hawking fears he's not welcome in Trump's America
When asked whether he had figured out the mystery of love, the scientist responded, "Thankfully, this is beyond human reasoning". He told Morgan the beyond his family the thing that will make him most happy is "to travel in space".

AAA: Average gas prices in MI rise 1 cent
The national average was $2.29 on Monday, remaining about where it has been for the past few weeks. That's 30.3 cents higher from a year ago and up 1.2 cents in the past month.