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Federal Bureau of Investigation and NSA chiefs to be quizzed on Russian Federation link probes


In this clip, both Comey and National Security Agency head Michael Rogers tell the committee that they don't have evidence that Russian Federation interfered with the voting process in swing states last fall.

Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said the hearing will focus on several areas, including the scope of Russia's meddling in the US election, whether any campaign officials conspired in those attempts and leaks of classified information to the media.

Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said that there is still no evidence that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower, as President Trump has claimed, even after the Department of Justice provided to the committee documents related to the allegation on Friday.

It will hold its first public hearing Monday, in which FBI Director James Comey is expected to be asked to weigh in on the president's claim. But let's look at what we do know at the starting gate. The Department of Justice has asked me to share with you that the answer is the same for the Department of Justice and all its components: "the department has no information that supports those tweets". The tweets came before Comey appeared in front of a House panel and confirmed for the first time the FBI is investigating possible Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.

If he's got nothing to hide, President Trump should welcome the fact that the FBI is investigating possible links between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

Since then, Mr Trump has faced allegations that his campaign team had links to Russian officials.

It is not clear how much new information will emerge Monday, and the hearing's open setting unquestionably puts Comey in a hard situation if he's asked to discuss an ongoing investigation tied to the campaign of the president.

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The National Security Agency director Michael Rogers also denied Trump's claims during the hearing. He did, however, announce that he had "no information" to support Trump's recent allegations that former president Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower. He also said the panel had "seen no evidence to date that officials from any campaign conspired with Russian agents".

The Trump tweet is not only making a false claim about the matter being discussed in the clip; it's also at odds with an already established fact: There's a consensus in the intelligence community that Russian Federation interfered with the election to help Trump win the White House.

Trump crowed in his tweet: "The NSA and Federal Bureau of Investigation tell Congress that Russian Federation did not influence electoral process".

The House and Senate intelligence committees have jurisdiction over the United State's 17 intelligence agencies.

His Democratic colleague, Adam Schiff of California, said there was "no crime" in Trump or his aides having legitimate connections with Russian interests.

Clearly the walls are closing in around the lies, but don't expect anyone in TrumPutin's White House to admit it. Big advantage in Electoral College & lost! "Must find (the) leaker now!" he said.

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