According to director James Comey, the F.B.I. is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether or not the Trump administration had unlawful contact with Russian officials. It is an unofficial policy that the F.B.I. never confirms nor denies existing investigations, but Comey revealed that the F.B.I. is investigating both circumstances during the intelligence committee today.
“This is one of those circumstances,” said Comey, he continued saying “the F.B.I., as part of our counterintelligence effort, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 president election.”
According to the New York Times, much of the questioning revolved around the potential improper conduct of Jeff Sessions and trump confidant Roger Stone. Comey did not specify the subject of the investigations, rather, he gave a general statement that there is an investigation. Comey also cleared the air in regards to Trump's accusations of wiretapping on behalf of the Obama Administration. When asked if the claims had any truth, Comey said: “We have no information to support those tweets,” repeating several times that there is no evidence that supports Trump's claims. The Chief of the N.S.A. was also asked a similar question to which he responded, "I’ve seen nothing on the N.S.A. side that we engaged in such activity, nor that anyone engaged in such activity.”
Now that the committee has cleared the Obama Administration of any wrongdoing in regards to Trump's wiretapping accusations, do you think he should issue a public retraction? Let us know in the comments.
Source: NY Times