Devin Nunes Says There Was No Wiretap of Trump Tower
"Were there physical wiretaps of Trump Tower?" rhetorically asked Rep. Devin Nunes, tasked with leading an inquiry into Trump's claims of espionage.
Rep. Joaquin Castro, Texas Democrat, said Mr. Trump made a huge mistake by dragging Germany and the United Kingdom into the spat.
Comey will testify before the House Intelligence Committee at a hearing aimed at probing Russia's interference in the 2016 election campaign.
Trump fired his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, last month after he failed to disclose contacts with Russia's ambassador before Trump took office on January 20.
A view of Trump Tower, March 7, 2017 in New York City. "And he needs to put an end to this".
"On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire", Morell said. The lawmaker said he remained primarily concerned about leaks of US surveillance of conversations between Flynn and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. "No there never was", Nunes said.
Collins, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has said before that Trump should let the committee know about any evidence of his claim.
The California Republican also said there was "no evidence of collusion" between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.
"The one crime we know that's been committed is that one", he said. "There was direct evidence, I think, of deception", Schiff said.
Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, confirmed that they gave Comey until this past Wednesday to inform the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism about whether the FBI is investigating President Trump's wiretapping claim about Obama.
Nunes said he has seen "no evidence of collusion", Heavy.com reports.
Regarding the influx of Marines and other service members into Syria, Cotton did not advocate for a specific policy, but said, "I don't think we ought to set arbitrary troop caps". Nunes on Wednesday suggested the president could be wrong.
"We need to find out what the facts are", Mr. Cruz said.
"We're trying to get to everyone who, for lack of a better term, was at the crime scene", he said.
The panel will now investigate whether names other than Mr Flynn's were leaked to the media.
The controversy over the wiretapping claims was unleashed by stunning early morning tweets from the President at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida two weeks ago. Spicer later apologized for the claim and explained that he had repeated an unverified media report.
Russia's attempted interference in US politics continues to succeed "because it created a wedge, whether real or perceived, between the White House, the intelligence community and the American public", said Representative Will Hurd, a Republican from Texas and a former CIA officer, on ABC's "This Week". Will Hurd of Texas, a former clandestine agent for the Central Intelligence Agency.
"I do think it's important that we look at the broader context here", Arkansas Sen. We live in a very unsafe world, and we can't do this alone.
The Trump Administration has a pivotal week ahead as hearings, testimonies and votes are all on the agenda. Rand Paul, R-Ky., focused on the leak of Flynn's communications with Kislyak and said those within the federal government who might have been responsible should undergo lie-detector tests.
The information discussed was "highly classified", Feinstein told reporters afterward.