President Donald Trump went on a tweetstorm about “fake news” before a House hearing on Russian meddling in the presidential campaign, met with Bill Gates at the White House and was scheduled to go to a rally in Louisville on Monday evening.
Despite President Trump's early tweets, Director James Comey just confirmed The FBI is investigating possible links between US President Donald Trump's campaign and the Russian government.
Trump noted earlier...
James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia. This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!
WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and co-ordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year’s presidential election.
President Donald Trump appeared to dismiss questions surrounding his campaign's ties to Russia ahead of a congressional hearing Monday, calling the story "FAKE NEWS" in a series of early morning tweets.
"James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia. This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!," Trump tweeted.
The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, law enforcement and other U.S. officials said.
WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday refused to say whether his bureau was investigating any possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, citing policy not to comment on what the FBI might or might not be doing.
President Donald Trump will head into the final third of his first 100 days in office attempting to recover from perhaps the most tumultuous week of his still-nascent presidency, one that has forced him to grapple with the limitations of a system he vowed to overhaul.
Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesRep. Devin Nunes on Wednesday threw a huge wrench into the middle investigations surrounding President Donald Trump, his claims of being wiretapped by his predecessor, and Russia's meddling in the election.
And he now finds himself in a central role after making Republicans and Democrats alike scratch their heads over what appeared to be an unprecedented move.
A former top lawyer for the CIA, NSA, and Department of Defense expressed shock in an interview with Business Insider that House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes went to the White House Wednesday to share information with President Donald Trump — going at a time when Nunes' panel is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump said he felt "somewhat" vindicated by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes' announcement on Wednesday that he had seen reports that the intelligence community had "incidentally collected" information about Trump's transition team.
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Washington (AFP) - FBI director James Comey will be in the hot seat Monday facing lawmakers who accuse him of stonewalling Congress, as they demand answers about Donald Trump's potential Russia ties and the president's extraordinary accusation of wiretapping by his predecessor.