New FBI Intel Suggests Trump Associates May Have Colluded With Russia
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 02, 2017,
Apr 02, 2017, 8:04
The FBI has reportedly gathered evidence which alleges there was "collusion" between associates of Donald Trump and the Russian government.
Comey, along with Adm. Michael S. Rogers, made the announcement of the investigation during a testimony March 20 in front of the House Intelligence Committee.
It is hard to say what is driving the FBI investigations, but Democrats should be tired to jump the gun yet again.
As you know, our practice is not to confirm the existence of ongoing investigations, especially those investigations that involve classified matters.
He's one of the most powerful behind-the-scenes players in Washington, D.C., but has been unusually visible in the public and political eye since last summer. This is one of those circumstances.
FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress and delivered an eagerly anticipated report on the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and President Trump's allegations that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower after the election.
The main question driving the investigation is whether or not the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation to influence the result of the United States elections.
"Because it is an open, ongoing investigation and is classified, I can not say more about what we are doing and whose conduct we are examining", Comey said.
FBI Director James Comey played a role in the stock markets worst day of the year, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Wednesday. That story also said it wasn't clear that the wiretaps turned up anything about the Trump campaign.
"The FBI reports that there's an investigation between the White House, the President's campaign and collusion with Russian Federation and all most House Republicans wanted to talk about were how reporters got the information to get out to America".
During the presidential campaign, several email hacks published on WikiLeaks prompted the beginning of the allegations that Russian Federation may have been tampering with the election.
"There is more than circumstantial evidence now", Schiff said, declining to get into specifics.
"With respect to the president's tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets", Comey told a congressional hearing on Monday.
"There's still a lot of information that needs to be discussed", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.
In a statement Monday, Comey told Congress there was "a credible allegation of wrongdoing or reasonable basis to believe an American may be acting as an agent of a foreign power", which is what prompted the investigation.
Prior to Comey's congressional hearing, Trump accused Democrats of inventing the connections between himself and Russian Federation, arguing Congress and the Federal Bureau of Investigation should look into the constant anonymous leaks from within his administration and the intelligence community.