Tuesday, March 21, 2017

All of Trump’s wiretap claims have now officially been debunked by the FBI and NSA

Jennifer Williams · Monday, March 20, 2017, 1:23 pm

FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers refuted Trump’s claims during a House Intelligence hearing.

It’s official: Each of President Donald Trump’s claims about President Obama wiretapping him during the presidential election has now been officially debunked, under oath, by FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers.

The statements came during a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing looking into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election on Monday. Comey also officially stated on the record that the FBI is in fact currently investigating links between Trump allies and Russia.

That directly undercut Trump’s longstanding claims that any talk of Russian involvement in the election was a story ginned up by Democrats for political gain or to excuse Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016. Trump repeated that defense this morning just a short time before two of America’s top law enforcement and intelligence officials shot it down.

The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign. Big advantage in Electoral College & lost!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2017
It’s worth taking a moment to let all of this sink in. Trump leveled one of the most explosive charges in recent American history by accusing Obama of a Watergate-like crime. The White House provided no evidence, and the Republican heads of the House and Senate Intelligence panels said there was none to be found. Now the heads of the FBI and NSA have implicitly said that Trump made the whole thing up.

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