Investigation into Trump, Russia has 'nothing to show for it'
21 March, 2017, 10:26 | Author: Valerie Burke
Hours after Trump dismissed reports that his campaign associates were being scrutinized for colluding with Russian Federation as "fake news", FBI Director James Comey confirmed the investigation is real.
'Manafort I know, because I know for a short time he worked on the convention, but I don't know the other people, ' Nunes said. He asserted it as fact, and then reasserted it, and then insisted that forthcoming evidence would prove him right.
Though Comey confirmed that the FBI is investigating the attacks, he would not discuss whether it was specifically investigating any member of the Trump administration for any kind of collusion.
Very little time on Monday was spent on Trump's repeated claims that he had been wiretapped by the Obama administration.
"One of the things we radiate to the world is the importance of our wonderful, often messy, but free and fair democratic system and the elections that undergird it", Comey said during his hearing with the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill.
Comey did not stop there.
FBI Director James Comey has just dropped a bombshell - confirming for the first time that the FBI is investigating links between Trump allies and Russian Federation. John McCain, R-Ariz. NPR and other news organizations have refrained from reporting such details because of the unknown provenance of the dossier - but does Schiff's use of it in the public hearing indicate that at least some of the information has been verified?
However, Comey and Rogers repeatedly rebuffed questions about which Trump associates were under scrutiny.
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Jim Himes, D-Conn., read aloud an @POTUS tweet from midhearing, about the hearing, claiming that Comey and Rogers had testified that "Russia did not influence [the] electoral process". His approval ratings, which were historically low at his inauguration, have fallen even farther.
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The Comey episode threatens to damage Trump's credibility not only with voters, but with lawmakers of his own party whose support he needs to pass the health-care bill later this week in the House, the first legislative project of his presidency.
Responding to a tweet from the White House that included a video of the hearing and asserted that Comey and Rogers testified that Russian Federation had not influenced the process, both said that was not their intention.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer ripped the idea of collusion. "This is one of those circumstances", he said. "All the rest is noise".
Comey said his agency first notified the DNC in August 2015, almost a full year before the party discovered the intrusion into its system and hired outside help to kick the Russian hackers out. "DNI Clapper "right" to say no evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and Trump Campaign", he tweeted. "Must find leaker now!" he wrote. Comey testified that United States intelligence agencies were agreed that Russia's aim evolved into an effort during the election to aid Trump over Clinton.
The president's tweets throughout the day were misleading, inaccurate or simply false.
COMEY, when asked if he was aware of collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation, beyond the findings of the report: "It's not something I can comment on". "The central contention that Barack Obama wiretapped Donald Trump in Trump Tower was blown out of the water and utterly dismissed".
At Monday's press briefing, Spicer downplayed the role of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who directed the strategy behind election efforts for three months previous year. "Except this time he is getting slapped down by the sitting Federal Bureau of Investigation director". And the Republican Chair, Devin Nunes, had signaled he had no intention of allowing this investigation to focus on the Trump administration.
Trump has always been shadowed by questions about his ties to Russian Federation, given his friendly posture toward Moscow and his advisers' curious web of ties to Russian Federation. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate.
4. How will Russian Federation respond to the investigations and their outcome?
Questioned later during briefing about his characterization of Manafort's work and the possibility that he may have had contact with Russian Federation due to his prior lobbying work in Ukraine, Spicer said he wasn't "looking to re-litigate the election". "It's like saying Aaron Rodgers isn't a central figure for the Green Bay Packers". In his sheepish remarks, he defensively treated the media's outrage at Trump's tweet as if it were the first and most important matter that he needed to address.
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