FBI Director James Comey, in an extraordinary House hearing meant to clear the air on a host of allegations relating to the 2016 campaign, confirmed publicly for the first time Monday that the bureau is probing Russian meddling in the race including possible “links” to the Trump team – while disputing the president’s claim that his predecessor wiretapped him. The FBI director was called to testify alongside National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers for a public session of the House intelligence committee. Comey’s testimony could serve to fuel tensions with the White House, which maintains there’s no evidence of Trump-Russia
Comments: I just don´t trust anything about this guy. The grandstanding was so bad by the little crapweasel Adam Schiff and the rest of the Democrats that I put it on mute. It was just too irritating to listen to. This entire hearing is a sham, a joke and utter waste of time.
#2 hits it on the head. No one has come forward to categorically, in one word, deny that 0bama received/utilized intelligence illegally obtained by organizations outside the jurisdiction of US law and US courts. They are pulling a series Clintonisms (depends on what is is) on us. I would like to see Trey Gowdy cross examine Comey.
Of course Obama didn´t wiretap Trump but the FBI probably did. If not, where did the leaks come from? It was from somewhere in the Executive Branch. Of course Comey won´t discuss an ongoing case but was more than happy to divulge info about their investigation into Russian meddling. This Director needs to be replaced.
Totally agree with calls for stinky to testify. No wonder he sashayed off to Tahiti -- clearly not just for the bathhouses.
Comey can only keep his finger in the dyke for so long. Sooner or later -- likely later, what with the chickenhearted two-timing repubs and downright wicked dems fouling the swamp even as it drains -- but sooner or later it will all come out.
Comey´s picture has squirreled itself around in my brain for weeks and I have finally realized why he looks so oily! Remember ´´the Breck Girl--John Edwards´´ from Kerry´s POTUS trial balloon? Comey/Edwards. Each one has a particular smirk indicating that his poo doesn´t stink.
Comey isn’t really saying anything did or didn’t happen. “…I have no evidence”.
And other things bring his response that he cannot talk about them. The Dems are pushing him to make or confirm their ugly allegations about Trump and/or his people - thus they just keep on getting these allegations into the record.
They are working very hard to make a case based upon news reports and their own speculation, conjecture and masses of innuendo. They are trying PDJT&Co in a one-sided presentation.
Of course the Rebublicans will never ask but the first question of Comey should be why? What evidence was presented to convince Comey and the Obabmi administration FBI to begin an investigation of Trump? And the second is, Mr. Comey, the FBI was so skilled that it didn´t detect a breach on Hitlery´s totally unsecured sever. How can we have faith that the FBI can detect a breach of sophisticated goobernment computers being hacked by the most sophisticated Russian hackers?
One question that should be asked is: if the current investigation is to determine Russian involvement in the 2016 election, why is the focus only on the Trump campaign and not on all campaigns, including Hillary´s or Steins. If the investigation is to determine Russian activity, why is it limited to claimed Russian-Trump collusion. Also, Comey never answered what causes an investigation to be initiated and what the reason was for an investigation of "Russia-Trump collusion" when the former DNI, Clapper said there was no evidence of such collusion.
Nope Barry did not put on a black onesie and ski mask, slither through the duct work at Trump tower and twist a few wires together. No sir, didn´t happen. Would it make sense for the FBI to have been in the know? I thought their sandbox was domestic. Comey can deny all he wants and it doesn´t mean squat.
Just because Mr. Comey said that he has no knowledge that President Trump or his team were the subjects of electronic monitoring and surveillance during the run up to the election, after the election, and even now, does not mean that such activities did not go on and are still not going on. As Comey also confirmed that the FBI is currently conducting a criminal investigation targeting members of the Trump team involving their suspected collusion with the Russians to upend the election to Trump´s benefit.
Any of those undercover tactics that were accomplished during the Obama presidency had to have been done in Obama´s name as he was the President upon whose desk the responsibility buck always stops. You would have to either be completely politically partisan or completely stupid to believe that the FBI under the control of Loretta Lynch was conducting a politically charged criminal investigation involving President Elect Trump without President Obama being briefed by Lynch, giving his thumbs up, and being made aware of what was going on. Obviously they thought that Hillary Clinton would win the election and that everything got to do with such an investigation would be buried for National Security" purposes. However it did not work out that way.
As far as the British intelligence Service cooperation with the CIA and the FBI, that connection and the proceeds of such a connection will always be denied by all parties involved.
This testimony really gets my dander up! Comey says "I can´t answer that..." on any question that implicates Trump in any way, and yet is free to damn Trump by innuendo every chance he gets. The questioning tries to cast doubt on Tillerson and Bannon. Anything to try to disable the Trump Administration.
It is disgusting and frustrating!! It only inspires me to be as active as possible in 2018 to elect even more Republicans!!
By refusing to investigate fully the leaks to the media shows that Comey is hiding things from Congress and the media. He is oily and up to his neck in political considerations over doing his job. I have no confidence in him or these "probes" by Congress.
this hearing is an outrage! the Dims are getting away with making all sorts of unsubstantiated claims against Flynn and other Trump surrogates.. throwing everything out and then asking the ever pompous Comey to say... I can´t comment.
The GOP on the committee have not done themselves any favors today and has hurt the Republican party tremendously. It will be just like the Hillary emails. Now they are implying that the Trump administration is behind the leaks!! You can´t make this up.
There is something very wrong with Comey. His actions are way to mixed and confusing. Little bits of information, half-truths, non-denials released first seeming to support one side then the other. Almost like he is trolling for the best offer, or reminding both sides he can either make or break them. I would not be surprised if eventually both sides deide they can finally work together on something, the elimination of Comey as a factor.
I watched a good bit of the hearing this morning. Comey is a snake. I don´t trust him as far as I can spit. I hope he realizes that PresidentTrump is going to hand them a fight, any fight and they will lose. President Trump fights and doesn´t lose. He must fire Comey and continue to drain the swamp.
And Chuckie Schumer wants an apology from the President. Hold your breath Chuckie and wait for it to happen.
Drudge and Alex Jones both reported yesterday they have the list of people "tapped". Alex is on it, many different businesses of Trump, and Michael Savage called Jerome Corsi and Michael on list also.... How do they ignore this????? Is this the "deny, deny, deny" strategy from that old movie??
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