The White house stood its ground Monday after FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the Bureau is probing possible connections between the Russian government and the Trump campaign staff, and low President Trump failed to assert that his predecessor listened to him.
Spokesman Sean Spicer, in reply, maintained that there is “no evidence” of cooperation with Russia and the trump card is not said to withdraw its allegation against the former President Barack Obama.
The pushback a day House intelligence committee hearing, where Comey and the National Security Agency (NSA Director Mike Rogers says. Comey used the forum to confirm, for the first time that the office is probing Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign, including a possible trump card-the team binds.
As Trump himself entered the fight on Twitter, Spicer said: “nothing has changed” in relation to the allegations of the Trump-Russia connections.
“A Senior Obama intelligence officials have gone on record to confirm that there is no evidence for a Trump-Russia agreement … and we take you at your word,” said Spicer.
Spicer said that while the FBI is investigating the circumstances of the 2016 campaign, “there is no evidence, according to the people who were informed, collusion, or activities, which leads them to believe that they exist.”
He added, “My point is that despite the narrative that is played over and over again …each and every person, Republican and Democrat, has been informed that, you come to the same conclusion, that there is no collusion, and this is over.”
At the same time, Spicer said Trump was not willing to call and be bugging apologize for his controversial statement that Obama has directed against him.
“This is one in a series of hearings that will take place,” said Spicer. “There are a lot of areas that still need to be treated.”
At the hearing, Comey said he has “no information”, the series of tweets, Trump made earlier this month, claiming the interception of the Obama administration.
For the Russia probe, Comey was careful in his testimony not confirm details of what the Bureau is Russia’s investigation has uncovered, or to be released, the said he could not comment further because the probe is “open” and “closed.”
But he used his opening statement to address head on the probe, the subject-matter of reporting for months. He noted that while the FBI would not usually ongoing studies to confirm, he could make an exception for such “unusual” circumstances.
“I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, it’s the inquiry of the Russian government in its efforts to influence the 2016 presidential elections,” Comey said. “The investigation of the nature of the links between individual persons in connection with the trump campaign and the Russian government closes, and whether there is a coordination between the campaign and the efforts of Russia.”
He added that this probe “, among other things, an assessment of whether crimes were committed.”
The White house quickly pushed her on Twitter with the official @POTUS-account used to mark a section of the negotiation, where Rogers and Comey both said they have no evidence that a Russian cyber-actors changed to cover the vote in the swing states.
“The NSA and the FBI-Congress does not know that Russia is to influence elections,” the President’s account tweeted.
Republican lawmakers at the hearing, repeatedly drew attention to the ex-Obama-intelligence Director James Clapper, the past with the statement that they found no evidence of Trump-campaign-Russia agreement. Comey, when asked about this statement, said: “I think he’s right,” to characterize the intelligence community’s findings that the way.
@POTUS account then Comey highlighted a response by a clip of his answer.
Echo-the White house, Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., also, Monday is closed to hear say that you “don’t have no evidence” of cooperation between trump and Russia officials.
But Democrats remain during the whole of Monday in various Russian contacts with employees of the Trump campaign raise troubling questions, not the least of which is the former National security Advisor, Michael Flynn ‘ s secret contacts with the Russian Ambassador; and the revelations that he misled the Vice President of Pence led on the matter led to his resignation earlier this year.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said after the hearing that it is in the “public interest” for the FBI to be conducting a criminal probe of Russian interference in the election
In his opening statement, the ship said, “When the trump campaign, or someone with him is connected or not for the benefit of the Russians, it would only be a serious crime, it would also make one of the most shocking betrayal of democracy in history.”