Today, FBI Director James Comey and the National Security Agency were scheduled to weigh in on the possible investigations being launched to examine possible links between Russia and Donald Trump at a congressional intelligence committee hearing. As expected, this had Trump on edge and unable to contain his emotions.
Early this morning, Trump went into a bizarre, unhinged Twitter rant in a pathetic attempt to distract America from this hearing – and now we know exactly why he was so nervous. This hearing went WAY worse than he could have even imagined.
In his testimony, Comey confirmed that without a doubt, the FBI is investigating Trump.
Comey’s response was clear as day as he said:
“I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.”
Comey also stated that this “includes an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.”
Because the investigation was open and ongoing, Comey also said he couldn’t give specific details:
“I know that is extremely frustrating to some folks, but it is the way it has to be for reasons that I hope you and the American people can understand. The FBI is very careful in how we handle information about our cases and about the people we are investigating.”
You can watch this moment below:
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 20, 2017
As you can imagine, this is BIG news and America was more than ready to hear it. It’s about time that Trump was investigated and held accountable if found guilty.
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