Intelligence Hearing with FBI Director Comey
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 02, 2017,
Apr 02, 2017, 4:35
Speaking to reporters, Spicer downplayed a CNN report from Wednesday that USA officials may have evidence that Trump associates possibly colluded with the Kremlin to release damaging information about Hillary Clinton's campaign during the presidential campaign.
"CNN does not give any concrete proof, but instead draws parallels between the information and FBI Director James Comey's recent allegations about the Trump campaign's ties to the Russian Federation government", Ardayev said.
"There was circumstantial evidence of collusion; there is direct evidence, I think, of deception", said Democratic congressman from California Adam Schiff on NBC.
The NSA and Federal Bureau of Investigation both confidently conclude that Russian Federation interfered with the USA election with the intent to damage Hillary Clinton and to bolster Donald Trump.
Comey is being much more forthcoming than during the election, when he declined to comment on whether or not the FBI was investigation potential collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign, the FBI's regular practice regarding ongoing investigations.
Earlier this year, Michael Flynn, was sacked as White House national security adviser after misleading Vice President Mike Pence and other top officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States. Comey said Moscow had always been opposed to Trump's election rival, former secretary of state Clinton.
Just last week, the Kremlin was at it again, denying USA charges that Russian intelligence agents were involved in the hacking of millions of Yahoo users email accounts. In the past few months, news outlets have published stories diving into reports about the possible connections between Trump campaign officials and Russian officials. He said the fact that there is an investigation does not mean charges will be filed.
United States intelligence community confident Russian Federation behind election cyberattacks. The specifics and investigation methods surrounding this conclusion could not be disclosed by either agency.
Trump's tweet seemed to differ with what Comey said.
The subject was pounced on by the press and even by Trump's fellow Republicans, some of whom admit the president's charges against Obama are improper and unjustified.