Donald Trump in tweets says Russian Federation collusion claims 'fake news'

Donald Trump in tweets says Russian Federation collusion claims 'fake news'

The Republican leader of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday he's seen no evidence that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower, as President Trump has claimed, having reviewed information from the Department of Justice.

A separate tweet referenced James Clapper, the director of national intelligence under President Barack Obama, who has said that Trump's allegation that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower is false. The FBI is investigating vote interference, the Russian "hacking" of the election, and the possible coordination with the Trump camp.

Devin Nunes, a California Republican and chairman of the House intelligence committee, also rejected the assertion earlier in the hearing.

He acknowledged that the FBI does not ordinarily discuss ongoing investigations, but said he'd been authorized to do so given the extreme public interest in this case.

The top two lawmakers on the committee said Sunday that documents the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation delivered late last week offered no evidence that the Obama administration had wiretapped Trump Tower, the president's New York City headquarters. Comey said the Justice Department also asked him to share with the committee that the answer also applies to the Justice Department and its various components.

Comey told Congress that the FBI launched its investigation into Russian meddling in the US elections almost nine months ago.

Earlier at the hearing, he confirmed publicly for the first time that the FBI is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

He said the investigation would also conclude whether any crimes were committed.

Both top US lawmakers and British officials have rejected Trump's wiretapping claims. "Because it's classified, I cannot say more about who we are investigating".

"He will either repudiate the wiretapping claim or he will leave open the idea that there is an investigation of the president's inner circle", Bash said. "This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it". They're not likely to hear dissent from committee members on that score.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says a G7 leaders' summit in May will be a good opportunity to address differences with Trump on how to secure free trade while making commerce fairer. Also of interest to the committee are any connections between Russian Federation and associates of President Donald Trump.

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