@POTUS account tweets misleading info after FBI confirms investigation of Russian Federation ties
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 21, 2017,
Mar 21, 2017, 2:47
They are to appear Monday before the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee as part of a hearing into Russia's efforts to influence last November's presidential election.
Trump's White House was also called out during the hearing for sending tweets about the hearing that Comey deemed inaccurate in real time.
In the second tweet, @POTUS captioned video by saying that Comey and Rogers told Congress "Russia did not influence electoral process".
It is also looking at whether there was any coordination between Russia's efforts and the campaign and whether crimes were committed. Trump wrote at 6:30 a.m. ET, adding, "The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a awful campaign".
"The real story that Congress, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information".
Trump and his entourage's possible ties with President Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation have been the subject of much speculation since before the Republican billionaire was elected on November 8.
Trump didn't respond to FBI Director James Comey's statement that he and the Justice Department could not substantiate Trump's claim that former President Barack Obama ordered wiretaps of him.
Mr Comey said leaks of classified information constituted serious crimes that must be investigated and prosecuted.
The probe is part of the FBI's counter-intelligence mission and is investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Russian Government, Mr Comey said. Director Comey's testimony put the last nail into President Trump's mendacious wiretapping claims.
The FBI has also been investigating ties between Russian Federation and Trump advisers and associates during the campaign. "Must find leaker now!"
Both Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats in Congress said they were frustrated by what they consider the intelligence community's failure to provide enough information about any contacts with Russian Federation, as well as Trump's claim, made without evidence, that his predecessor, Democrat Barack Obama, ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower.
At the same hearing, the Republican chairman of the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee (HIC) flatly denied that there had been a wiretap on Trump Tower in NY, but said it was possible other surveillance was used against Mr Trump.
"If we're going to protect the country, we need to know exactly what the Russians did, how they did it, how to protect ourselves, how to protect our European allies who are facing elections right now that the Russians are interfering in".
"There was circumstantial evidence of collusion; there is direct evidence, I think, of deception", Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said on NBC's "Meet the Press". Flynn eventually resigned as President Trump's national security adviser.
Brooke Singman is a Reporter for Fox News.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has scheduled a similar hearing for later in the month.