The FBI is investigating “Russian government efforts to interfere” in the election
The strange saga of the president ‘s remarks Donald Trump that was spied by President Barack Obama last year reached a dramatic climax on Monday with the testimony of FBI Director James Comey, to the Committee on Intelligence Camera.
During the hearing, Comey said the FBI had no evidence that there were such wiretaps. He insisted there was no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s tweets.
The Senate Intelligence Committee questioned whether it was possible for a president to order a hearing. Comey said the courts could give permission for electronic surveillance and are monitored through a rigorous process. But he said an individual or president could order telephone interceptions.
He added that the Justice Department also had no evidence to support Trump’s tweets.
Comey also accepted for the first time that the FBI is investigating “the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the US elections.”
“This is a very complex job, and there’s no way I can give them a schedule when it’s ready,” Comey added.
The director of the National Security Agency, Mike Rogers, also stepped in and said that there is no intelligence material that the votes of the 2016 elections were changed by Russian hacking.
Rogers said they had seen no evidence that anyone in the Obama administration asked the British to spy on Trump.
Trump tried to divert attention from his wiretapping accusations in a series of tweets this Monday morning.
“James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence that Potus has been in collusion with Russia, this story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows!” Trump wrote shortly after 6:30 in the morning.
“The Democrats made up and pushed Russian history as an excuse to run a terrible campaign. The great advantage in the Electoral College and they lost!” He tweeted later.
The controversy over wiretapping claims was sparked by the president’s impressive tweets from Mar-a-Lago in Florida two weeks ago. He drew parallels with Watergate and said that Obama was a “bad (or sick) man” for ordering surveillance of his residence in New York – allegations the former president quickly denied through a spokesman.
The US House and Senate Intelligence Committees Stated earlier and both said there was no evidence or evidence that such eavesdropping had occurred.
In a sense, the bizarre controversy over Trump’s tweets has left the president in a position where he is more politically comfortable – at odds with the media and Washington’s political and intelligence establishment.
But it has also become a political distraction at a time when Trump is facing fights over Obamacare’s repeal and budget that will help define his first 100 days in office. This week, for example, the government should benefit from favorable coverage of Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings in the respected Supreme Court, but the hearing of the Intelligence Committee has the ability to eclipse the judge’s testimony.