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Monday, 20 March 2017 12:04

FBI head Comey says no evidence of Trump wiretapping claim

Written by  Reuters

WASHINGTON The head of the FBI said on Monday he had seen no evidence to support a claim by U.S. President Donald Trump that former president Barack Obama had wiretapped his 2016 election campaign.

Before FBI Director James Comey began his testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, Republican chairman Devin Nunes said it was possible other means of surveillance had been used against Trump.

The committee is investigating accusations that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election by hacking Democratic operatives and releasing embarrassing information. The surveillance allegation became an issue when Trump earlier this month accused Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in New York, which housed the campaign headquarters for the Republican's surprise election win against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

"With respect to the president's tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets," Comey told the congressional hearing.

"And we have looked carefully inside the FBI. The Department of Justice has asked me to share with you that the answer is the same for the Department of Justice and all its components: the department has no information that supports those tweets," he said.

Comey also confirmed the agency is investigating possible Russian government efforts to interfere in the election, including any links between Trump's campaign and Moscow.

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The current FBI and its head is part of the swamp that needs to be drained. SO SAD!!!!!!

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Why did we have to have the russians or whoever to get the truth out for us? Because the media is not concerned about the truth. We all knew that hellary was corrupt and evil, but they covered it up. Now they are angry about TRUTH being released. They believe we have no business knowing the truth, this must be stopped, CNN must reign, NO TRUTH FOR YOU!

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I watched the Comey/Democrat festival this AM. The whole thing looked like a FIX. The Democrat used every negative adj/noun one could imagine. I thought the show was simply "How Propaganda Can Work for You". ...... We remember that Obama was very concerned about leaked information and this leads one to suspect that the Hillary Files are actually Hillary-Obama Files. We know that Obama used the word Transparency while hiding information.... Now Democrats say Putin dislikes Hillary; then why did Putin allow Bill and Hillary to obtain a war-chest from Moscow? Why would Putin dislike someone who gave him control interest in US nuke stockpiles? This whole SHOW stinks.

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Comey is a liar and he should be impeached or fired. This Russian on-going investigation fake news story is a political ploy to be used as an argument against Comey's impeachment or his firing by Donald. If Donald fires him then the discredited left-stream press will argue that it proves Donald's "guilt". I say Donald should call his bluff and that of the discredited media and fire him. That will send a strong message to the left that Donald will not be intimidated by a bunch of leftist clowns.

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And, is there a reason we should believe Comey? I can't think of one good reason to believe anything he says. I think it's past time we have a new Director of the FBI. Someone we could believe in and who wouldn't stab our President in the back every chance he gets.

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COMEY EITHER WORKS FOR OR WITH THE CLINTONS. CLINTONS TIED TO OBAMA. YOU BUNCH OF STUPID IGNORANT IDGITS. NATIONAL NEWS. WIRE TAPPING IS CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL MEANS SECRET. SO WHY ARE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT IT. ITS NEWS FROM SHORE TO SHORE FROM BORDER TO BORDER. THIS IS THE SHADOW GOVERNMENT THAT HAS BEEN EXPOSED REGARDING DIRTY OBAMA. ALONG WITH DIRTY CLINTON, ALONG WITH DIRTY HARRY. WAKE THE HELL UP AMERICA. THE WAR IS ON AND AMERICA DOESN'T KNOW IT.

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Carole OShaughnessy Written by Carole OShaughnessy
March 20, 2017
ADD TO THOSE NAMES FROM ABOVE. GEORGE SOROS, GLOBAL TERRORISTS. PICTURES COMIG TOGETHER. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CONNECT THE DOTS. TRASH TRUMP AND OLD SHADOW GOVERNMENT OBAMA WAITING IN THE WINGS WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO FROM HIS BESTEST FRIENDS HUGO CHAVEZ, DICTATOR OF VENEZUELA, NOW DEAD AND HIS BESTEST FRIENDS THE CASTRO BROTHERS DICTATORS OF CUBA. JUST CONNECT THE DOTS.
Leonard Collings Written by Leonard Collings
March 20, 2017
Wheres the Beef??? Of course someone got into the conversation then leaked it or no one would be talking. Someone needs 10 years in jail.

Do we trust this guy to tell the truth &, if so, why?

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we all new this was just another trump lie a new lie everyday

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Why is he even still heading up the FBI? His credibility has been publicly destroyed, by his own actions as he tried to tip-toe through the Clinton scandals, fully expecting Hillary to win the election after which she could provide him with the cover that he would need.

It's a disgrace and there is great impatience that POTUS remedy these ills of our government. Or, drain the swamp and do it quickly.

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James Comey seems a bit nervous answering all the questions in the hearing.
And as far as the wire tapping goes. I think Comey knew there was something going on. He just doesn't want to say there was.
And therefore that's why the press confirms everything Comey said.
At least this is what I think.

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Finding no evidence might be believable if it came from someone other than Comey!!!

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Comey, thr comie, sroill works for theevilobana, soooo fire has ass ASAP!!!! Prrsident Trump deain thr swamp if obama's men in DOJ, a biaed ne. amen

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Comey "can't comment" on much but had MUCH TO SAY about hillary's "innocence" with REAL PROOF of an illegal server that had much classified documents traveling through it & hacked. Comey colluded with the clintons while under investigation AND with obama's DOJ lynch, HE MUST GO!

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Clifton Abernathy Written by Clifton Abernathy
March 20, 2017
what a load of trump crap

Is anyone really surprised?

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After all of the lies, manipulations, and prejudicial actions by the FBI and other so-called Department heads, how do they expect the general public to afford them any credibility? Trump should go in and fire everyone that worked for that Muslim terrorist, and start over with some real people, excluding all of the RINO's in his own party!

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Clifton Abernathy Written by Clifton Abernathy
March 20, 2017
trump should be fired with all his lies and high crimes like having putin to be trumps boss
Pat Sugrue Written by Pat Sugrue
March 20, 2017
My goodness Trump High Crimes wow... We won't comment about all the lies and deception BHO & HRC tried to feed America, not to mention Mr. Ketchup Kerry spewed to America. dear person commenting where do you get your news Rachel Maddow. What country do you want to live in Venezuela, Cuba
If you hate America so much please leave. Is Trump a little rough around the edges yes, does he love America YES!!! Is he doing what he said he was going to do yes. Give the guy a chance we put up with BHO for 8 years of lies ( if you like your Dr. you can keep him. The ACA will save every family over $2,500 in healthcare costs each year ) always blames someone else when things failed. Sorry I'll take Trump and his poor communication skills any day.

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