Today’s just-concluded HPSCI hearing provided an informative, remarkably varied tour d’horizon of issues related to Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The biggest headline is likely to be FBI Director James Comey’s decision to publicly confirm that the FBI is conducting a counterintelligence investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 election, including “whether there was any coordination” between the Trump campaign and the Russians. Director Comey promised to “follow the facts wherever they lead” in this probe.
The second-biggest headline is likely to be Director Comey’s statement that the FBI and Department of Justice have “no information that supports [President Trump’s] tweets” alleging that President Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower or induced Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters to spy on Trump’s campaign.
Read the full article at Lawfare.
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