House panel gets DoJ information about Trump's wiretap claim

The FBI has reportedly obtained information that suggests aides of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to coordinate the release of information to damage Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Comey confirmed the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been investigating since last July possible Russian government efforts to interfere in the election, including any links between Trump's campaign and Moscow.

The report, citing anonymous officials, says that the evidence consists of "human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings".

During the latter portion of Monday's more-than-five-hour-long House Intelligence Committee hearing, Stefanik for seven minutes quizzed FBI Director James Comey and Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency.

Also Friday, the Senate intelligence committee announced a March 30 hearing in connection to its investigation into Russian activities during last year's presidential election.

"I think there's probably more evidence that CNN colluded with the Clinton campaign to give her debate questions than Trump campaign gave any kind of collusion", he continued. However, officials cautioned that the information is not conclusive and the investigation is still underway.

Trump's tweet about wiretapping, which was made without supporting evidence, pulled attention away from the claims of Russian interference.

In addition, the House intelligence committee's ranking Democrat, Adam Schiff, has renewed his party's calls for an independent probe of Trump campaign links to Russian Federation.

The FBI director served the American people by clarifying which allegations were real enough to investigate further, and which weren't.

For the first time, USA investigators say they have corroborated some of the communications detailed in a 35-page dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent, multiple current and former U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials tell CNN.

In testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday, Comey reiterated that intelligence officials believe that the Russian government coordinated the hacks with the goal of helping President Donald Trump and hurting Clinton.

"Russia probe that Comey confirmed was, as best we can tell, in effect before Nov 8".

U.S. lawmakers or the intelligence community hadn't previously acknowledged having concrete evidence tying Trump or his associates to collusion with the Kremlin.

  • Zachary Reyes