Director of the FBI has confirmed they are investigating Russian ties to Trump's campaign
FBI Director James Comey has confirmed that they will be looking into any possible links between Trump's winning Presidential campaign and potential ties it had with Russia.
The announcement was made as both he and the Director of the NSA Mike Rogers appeared before the House intelligence panel today.
The FBI Director's full statement on the investigation was as follows:
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) March 20, 2017
When asked about specifics Comey said that they've known for months that Russia had planned to "hurt America's democracy, hurt Clinton, and help Trump."
Comey: Russia's goals in 2016 were to hurt U.S. democracy, hurt Hillary Clinton and help Trump pic.twitter.com/IF9lRnsNN1
— Axios (@axios) March 20, 2017
Comey also told the House that they found no evidence to support Trump's claim that President Obama had wiretapped his phone: "I have no information that supports those tweets, and we have looked carefully inside the DoJ has asked me to share with you that the answer is the same for the DoJ in all its components."
The live stream of the panel can be seen here:
Stream via The Guardian
More to follow.
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