FBI Director James Comey said during a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee today that there is an ongoing investigation into possible "coordination" between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.
Comey confirmed that the FBI is investigating Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016
FBI Director James Comey
"That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts," he stated.House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), who was a member of the Trump transition team, complained that Comey's testimony created a "big, gray cloud" over the White House and urged a quick conclusion to the investigation.
Comey also confirmed that Trump's tweets claiming former President Trump had ordered his phones "wiretapped" at the Trump Tower were simply not true. Also confirmed as inaccurate was the new claim that British intelligence had wiretapped Trump at President Obama's request.
When the media begins examining more closely Trump campaign connections to Russian officials, , expect a few names to come to the forefront quickly, most notably Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and Carter Page. In an apparent attempt to head off damaging association, administration spokesman Sean Spicer today incredulously noted that Manafort had only a "limited role" with the Trump campaign. A mighty strange way to characterize the former MANAGER of the Trump campaign.
Hmm, if only there was someway to get the many Republicans to join forces with most of the Dems to keep our funds flowing. Oh, I've got it, those Wiley Russkies. Sincerely, your Military-Industrial Complex
Trump lost my support when he came out in favor of civil asset forfeitures at the sheriffs' meeting. He probably doesn't even understand what forfeitures are.
As a side note, a decent bill passed by the Indiana Senate (SB 8) would hopefully curb some of the abuses of forfeiture in Indiana, but I doubt if that bill will ever get a hearing in the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee.
Lock him up. Lock him up. Lock him up. It's amazing how many Trump voters are cool with Russia helping him win the election. TRAITORS.
How much longer is Pence going to stay on with team Trump? Pence should resign as VP before being around Trump destroys him!
Nonstop hyper-partisan politics and ludicrous calls for impeachment without cause have replaced micro-distilled whiskeys, small batch single malt scotches, and cocaine as the new addictions for the liberal glitterati. Anti-Trump forces continue to wave shiny objects in the hopes of distracting from the underpinning, critical issues.
Courtesty of columnist George Nuemayr, out of James Comey's performance during the recent House Intelligence Committee hearing come two items: (1) Comey denies Obama ordered wiretapping on Trump and, (2) the FBI is investigating Trump's links to Russia.
Rational conclusion: "the core claim underlying Trump’s tweets is true: people acting on the authority of Obama opened an investigation into Trump’s campaign, then criminally leaked mention of it to friendly news outlets in an attempt to derail his election."
"When is Obama going to apologize for that?"
I believe more people than the media will admit agree with the columnist.
If only the media had expended this much energy on Obama's scandal in the illegal "Fast and Furious" gun running, his scandal in creating the ruse of a barely-viewed video as causation for the murders at Benghazi, and Obama's trampling of the US Constitution and spying on members of the press, to name just a few of the egregious activities of the former Administration.
Anon 10:06, It wasn't the Obama people that had all the meetings/conversations with Russian officials. It was the Trump campaign people who did that...and then repeatedly LIED when asked about them. (Why lie if there wasn't anything nefarious going on.) Imagine if the situation were reversed and it was Hillary's people who had all the contacts with Russian officials before an election in which Russians hacked RNC emails to help Hillary win. Trumpkins would be beside themselves screaming for an investigation and impeachment...and rightfully so. The problem is that when it comes to Trump supporters, principle goes out the window when standing for principle doesn't support Trump.
Paul, that desribes all partisans.
I knew it would be Obama's fault. Typical ignorant Republican voter.
Why aren't you writing about Trumpcare and the 25 million Americans that are going to lose health coverage? You know.. the sick, the poor, the old? Why don't Christians, like Paul, care about them? I hope Hell is real, all you phony Christians deserve it.
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Having read this story and its writer's replies on the Comments page, I now understand what it is to be a conpsiracy theorist.
If Russia tried to influence election, and if it was successful (what does that say about democracy, which 'Murcia exports via the gun), why? Could it be because Russia doesn't want US satraps conducting operations with the US on its borders? Or is Russia going to try to take over Cuba again, plus put Canada and Mexico in its North Arctic Treaty Organization?
Cloud or a well positioned, cooling umbrella: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/devin-nunes-donald-trump-surveillance-obama-236366
Pete, it was always a possibility that Trump people's conversations were picked up on foreign wiretaps. That is a far cry from Trump's blatantly false claim that President Obama ordered his phones tapped in Trump Tower. There is currently a counterintelligence FBI investigation involving Trump officials which has been going on since July. Trump people like to demonize FBI Director Comey, but in fact Comey kept the Trump investigation a secret throughout the election season while he spoke out involving the HRC email investigation. His announcement of the reopening of that investigation came at a critical time hurting Clinton's chance substantially.
We will see what happens with the investigation, but I would be surprised if with all that smoke there isn't at least some fire. With characters like - Flynn, Manafort, Carter Page, Roger Stone - Trump surrounded himself with questionable people with ties to Russia. I wouldn't be surprised too if Russia at the very least had comprising information on Trump. This will not end well. If Trump makes it four years in office I will be shocked. Better start learning to say "President Pence."
Mike Pence screwed up the only executive position he had working as Indiana's Governor. His picking of Eric Holcomb to be his LG is enough reason that Pence deserves to be thrown out of the GOP. That and his enabling of Trump is inexcusable.
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