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FBI director confirms investigating ties between Russia and Trump campaign

FBI Director James Comey said there was no evidence the Obama administration wiretapped Trump

In the first public hearing on Russian interference in the US presidential election last year, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the bureau is investigating possible coordination between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials.

He said there was no evidence that the Barack Obama administration had wiretapped Trump Tower, dismissing accusations that the current US president had made against his predecessor. Comey also stated that lying to journalists does not constitute a criminal act.

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The FBI Just Said It’s Investigating Links Between Trump’s Campaign And The Russian Government

James Comey also said there is “no information that supports” the president’s claims that Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the election.

FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that his agency is investigating whether there was coordination between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government during the presidential election, adding that the probe began in late July 2016 — about three months before voters went to the polls.

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Rep. Eric Swalwell weighs in on James Comey's testimony

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell, who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, joins CBSN with his reaction to FBI Director James Comey's testimony on Russian meddling during the presidential election.

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James Comey confirms FBI investigation into possible Trump-Russia connections

FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that his agency is running an investigation into possible connections or coordination between President Trump’s associates and the Russian government.

Comey confirmed it in testimony before the House Intelligence Committee alongside National Security Agency (NSA) Director Admiral Mike Rogers. Comey, however, declined to say whether Mr. Trump himself is part of that investigation.

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Comey Declines To Say If Trump Himself Was Under Investigation

FBI Director James Comey on Monday declined to answer questions about whether President Donald Trump either was under investigation during the 2016 election campaign or is currently.

Comey urged observers not to “overinterpet” his non-answers to questions from Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) during the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the election.

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FBI head has 'no information' backing wiretap claims, confirms probe of possible links between Russia and Trump associates

FBI Director James Comey today said he has "no information" supporting President Trump's explosive allegations that the Obama administration wiretapped the Trump presidential campaign last year.

During the five-hour hearing, Comey also confirmed an investigation of possible links between Trump associates and Russia, a story line that the president has decried alternately as a "ruse" and "fake news." Comey also indicated that Vladimir Putin hated Hillary Clinton "so much" that he had a "clear preference" for her opponent.

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Trump's wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing

The bizarre saga of President Donald Trump's claims that he was wiretapped by President Barack Obama last year reaches a dramatic climax Monday with FBI Director James Comey's testimony to the House Intelligence Committee.

It's a moment of political theater that could end in humiliation for Trump, with Comey expected to say that there was no wiretapping, debunking allegations that Trump has repeatedly refused to withdraw.

The hearing could also shed light on the state of FBI investigations into the extent of Russian meddling in the election campaign. Republicans hope Comey will state that there is no evidence of collusion between Trump aides and officials from Moscow, a move that could begin to break up a cloud of Russian intrigue that has stifled the early weeks of the administration.

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Roger Stone takes center stage as Congress lines up Russia probe witnesses

By Martin Matishak for Politico

Pro-Trump provocateur Roger Stone repeatedly came up in Monday’s opening hearing on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election — but leading lawmakers have indicated they’re still eager to hear from him directly.

And Stone says he would be eager to comply.

Already, Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said his panel has sent Stone a letter asking him to preserve relevant documents and communications, setting the right-wing agitator on a course to eventually come to Capitol Hill.

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Dem Rep. Has Full Confidence in FBI Director Comey

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) joins MTP Daily to discuss the House Intelligence Committee hearing today in which James Comey testified about possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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Rep. Swalwell on CNN discussing House Intelligence hearing on Trump-Russia ties

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