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Thursday, 09 March 2017 18:36

FBI's Comey meets with top U.S. congressional leaders

Written by  Reuters

WASHINGTON FBI Director James Comey on Thursday met with senior congressional leaders, including the intelligence committee chiefs, FBI and congressional officials said.

The officials declined to discuss the subject of Comey's meeting with the group of leaders known as the "Gang of Eight".

U.S. President Donald Trump has alleged that the Obama administration wiretapped his election campaign.

The Gang of Eight, who have routine access to highly classified materials, include House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and its top Democrat, Adam Schiff.

Senate members include Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and the top Republican and Democrat on the intelligence committee, Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner.

The House intelligence committee on Wednesday asked the Justice Department in a letter for copies of documents which if they exist could shed light on Trump's allegation.

A law enforcement source said the Federal Bureau of Investigation was in discussions with the National Security Division of the Justice Department as to how to respond to public and congressional inquiries about the existence or non-existence of such eavesdropping.

If Trump's campaign or advisers were indeed being wiretapped, the most likely legal path for the Obama administration to do so would be to have the Justice Department ask the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for permission to eavesdrop.

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Last modified on Thursday, 09 March 2017 21:06

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Seems like he has something to hide just why did he speak out so quickly about dismissing the wire tap accusation without even considering an investigation first?

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The President needs to put down his little twitter and concentrate on the major issues.
How come the President can't call the DOJ himself and request the information. He IS the President, right? He needs to move along and appoint the rest of the administration! There are more than 1000 positions/areas to be filled. I think the tapping will come out - let Congress investigate or have Sessions appointment a special investigator.

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Richard Donahue Written by Richard Donahue
March 11, 2017
Its not that simple there is to much corruption/lying/false accusations in the news media, Democrats, and from the Obama adminstartion

I just don't see an upside to keeping Comey at the helm. He lost all credibility with his Hillary dance prior to elections.

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Trump needs to fire all the leftovers now.Flynn was at the tower when he talked to the Russian and was wire tabbed.enough said

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Comey should be fired. So should the gang of eight & maybe the CIA Director.

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First order of business: get rid of Comey! He's a Clinton lover and backer. Next order of business, call in the CIA director and get to the bottom of this mess!

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Rodney Aho Written by Rodney Aho
March 14, 2017
YES please President get rid of COMEY. You will see no good come of him. He let Hillary off the hook!!!

looks like, that Donald Trump was correct on being wiretapped, Just about every news agency has said it happend from the New York times, and now even a Clinton campaign Manager knew about it, here is what he had to say about it, According to Fox News, here is what Robby Mook specifically said:

“TODAY HILLARY CLINTON’S FORMER CAMPAIGN MANAGER TOLD FOX HE HAD KNOWLEDGE OF WIRETAPS BEING USED DURING THE CAMPAIGN BUT HE SUGGESTED THEY WERE TARGETED AT RUSSIAN OFFICIALS, NOT DIRECTLY AT TRUMP TOWER.” So let's stop the bullshitting, and explain what will be done about this.what are they going to do about this ,is what the American people want to know., this will not go away, as much as they would like it to, and we the people will keep bring it up, until we get answers

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Not 1 of these politicians is trustworthy on this committee! A meeting of snakes cannot produce anything good!!!

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