FBI Director James Comey testified this morning that neither the FBI nor the Department of Justice has any evidence to support President Trump’s allegations that President Obama ordered Trump Tower’s phones to be wiretapped during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Comey also acknowledged that the FBI is, indeed, investigating Russia’s actions during the 2016 election and the Russian government’s ties to the Trump campaign:
I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. 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.
FBI Director Comey says he has no information that supports Trump’s tweets regarding wiretapping
“We have looked carefully inside the FBI” pic.twitter.com/hB1oQ9K9RS
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Comey’s opening statement—confirming FBI is investigating any possible links between Trump associates & Russian meddling in US election pic.twitter.com/yw81JEnmOX
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