Republican Senator Lindsey Graham wants to launch an inquiry into President Donald Trump's business dealings for any potential links to Russian Federation. But do I want to know about business ties?
In testimony before the House intelligence committee in March, Comey testified that the FBI was investigating possible collusion between Trump associates and Russian officials and other Russians known to U.S. intelligence as part of its broader, ongoing counter-intelligence investigation.
Spicer added that Trump had directed a law firm to send Graham a certified letter stating as much. "It's, I think, fairly limited, because it's a - normally fairly high-level officials".
"He's fine with that", Mr. Spicer said. But Clapper also told the Senate that he does not know the details of the of FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation during the presidential election.
"The Democrats have said some of the worst things about James Comey, including the fact that he should be fired, but now they play so sad!", he wrote.
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He said the group "terrorizes" sponsors, "threatens people behinds the scenes" and "pays people to say things". He offered no criticism of his former employer, saying that he had "20 good years at FNC".
Former acting attorney general Sally Yates told a Senate subcommittee Monday that just days after the inauguration of Donald Trump, she warned the White House about national security advisor, Michael Flynn.
After the statements were given, Trump tweeted, "Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows- there is "no evidence" of collusion w/ Russian Federation and Trump".
Clapper also said that Russia's meddling in last year's USA presidential elections amounted to a "high-water mark" in its decades-long efforts to interfere in political contests. Representatives for the White House also could not be immediately reached.
Comey's dismissal, however, has also raised concerns that the White House wished to squelch the ongoing FBI investigation into whether Trump campaign officials colluded with the Russians.
The FBI as well as the US Senate and House intelligence committees have been investigating Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and any possible ties between Trump's associates and Moscow.