FBI Director James Comey has come forward to make two very important announcements: They are looking into any and all allegations that the Trump presidential campaign had ties to Russia, and that Obama did not, in fact, wiretap Trump, as both Trump and Press Secretary Sean Spicer have continuously claimed, despite the evidence.
Today, Comey gave testimony at the House of Intelligence Committee, where he revealed the FBI was looking into any ties between the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and Russia. He stated,
“As you know our practice is not to confirm the existence of an ongoing investigation. But in usual circumstances where it is in the public interest, it may be appropriate to do so. This is one of those circumstances. I can promise you we will follow the facts wherever they lead.”
He refused to give any more details about the investigation specifically, as it is ongoing.
Comey said the investigation began in July 2016.
Meanwhile, Trump has been tweeting about the situation and said,
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
Earlier this month, Comey confirmed that Obama never wiretapped Trump and that all of Trump’s claims made via Twitter are false. Comey also requested the Justice Department to issue an official statement refuting the wiretapping claims. Despite this and all the evidence found by the intelligence committee, Press Secretary doubled-downed on the notion of the wire-tapping, claiming he had “sources” to back him and Trump up. Critics called the press conference the lowest moment in Spicer’s career so far. We have a feeling Spicer can sink lower, however.
During today’s testimony, Comey also spoke about the constant leaking of information to the media, which he called “an enormous problem.”
Although he could not give specifics, he said,
“It often turns out there are more people that know about something than you expected.”
Because that’s not suspicious, or anything, right?
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel and when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her obsessing over her tuxedo cat Tom or hoarding drugstore lipsticks.