Spicer says Trump still isn't ready to withdraw his baseless wiretapping allegations
Comey, appearing before the House Intelligence Committee along with National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers, also confirmed for the first time that the FBI was investigating Russian interference, including communications between Trump associates and Russian officials.
A report by the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency (NSA) said Russian leader Vladimir Putin "ordered" a campaign aimed at influencing the election.
House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes is in the cross-hairs for stating there's "no evidence of collusion" between Trump's team and Moscow ahead of what's expected to be heated public hearings former intelligence officers, and political analysts told RT.
Some of Nunes' statements contributed to their concerns, including his confirmation that he had spoken to journalists at the White House's request to dispute reports that Trump's campaign had contact with Russian Federation.
March 20, 2017Bernstein's tweet comes after a Republican congressman lashed out at leaks to the media during FBI Director James Comey's testimony on Monday about Russia's interference in the presidential election. "But it is also possible, maybe more than possible, that they are not coincidental, not disconnected and not unrelated".
Responding to questions on the President's quip, Admiral Rogers admitted that the President's decision to raise that surveillance "certainly complicates things" with German intelligence partners, but added that he believed "the relationship is strong enough" to withstand any damage.
But the Federal Bureau of Investigation director has faced mounting pressure to speak publicly about the situation, amid a relentless series of leaks about seemingly weird communications between high-level Trump aides and Russian intelligence officials.
But Rogers and Comey were silent on the question about whether the Trump campaign worked with Russian Federation to damage Clinton's campaign. Although he was a Trump supporter during the campaign, he is not as closely linked with the president as Nunes is.
Mr Nunes said on Sunday that based on "everything I have up to this morning" there is "no evidence" that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation.
Mr Flynn was sacked last month after he misled the White House about his conversations with the Russian ambassador before he was appointed national security adviser.
"I've heard, that in fact the first draft of that document came to exact opposite conclusion and because it didn't come to the right conclusion that it was taken away from the analysts who were drafting it, taken up the food chain to the senior management so that they could shape it to put in the right point, which is really a total corruption of the intelligence process".
But the Intelligence Committee's highest ranking Democrat wasn't so convinced. The witness list includes experts, not current Trump administration or intelligence community officials.
"As with any counterintelligence investigation, this will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed", he said.
The full Judiciary Committee is also investigating. Members of the Trump administration, including attorney general Jeff Sessions, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have also faced controversy for ties to Russian officials.
The Justice Department's disclosure Friday that it had complied with congressional demands for information regarding Trump's wiretapping tweets could allow Comey to avoid questioning by simply saying that the lawmakers already have the information they requested.
The committee's chairman, Representative Bob Goodlatte, said instead that he would urge the government to continue its investigation.
Innately aggressive and intimidating, Australia strives to set the tone and they are hard to knock off when in the ascendency. Smith, the only two-time century maker on both sides, is averaging 87 and Renshaw is averaging 43 with a top score of 68.
The developments come as an independent think tank warned today that up to 15 new bills could be needed to deliver Brexit . May, Cameron's eventual successor, said in October that she wanted to trigger Article 50 by the end of March .
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will arrive with headphones of the brand, but by its appearance is not easy to know how they will sound. Samsung was scheduled to launch its highly anticipated Galaxy S8 smartphone flagship during the Mobile World Congress.
The controversial constitutional amendment would create an executive presidency in Turkey and give Erdogan sweeping new powers. Erdogan on Monday accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of "supporting terrorists", in a spiralling diplomatic row.
Adam Lallana has been described as perhaps the "best player, technical-wise", that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has ever coached. Caballero said: "To watch it was an unbelievable game but for us it was a shame, disappointing, because we needed to win".
The legislation would replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare , introduced by the former president in 2010. Another potential change to the health care bill would allow states to gain Medicaid funding in the form of a block grant.
Richard Blumenthal will be looking for Trump's Supreme Court nominee to demonstrate a willingness to stand up to the president. Questioning of Gorsuch will begin Tuesday and is likely to continue for several days.
They had yet seen his play before, let alone heard his name. "We knew what we were doing, switching everything and playing high". Two turnovers in two minutes midway through the half by guard Daishon Smith hurt, although only one led to a basket.
Instagram claims that this is the "first of many improvements" it plans on making to live videos this year. The update is available in Instagram version 10.12 for iOS, and for Android in the Google Play store.
For example, the team's definition of a planet would include Jupiter's moon of Europa, as well as Earth's moon. They will present their findings on March 21 at the conference sponsored by the Lunar and Planetary Institute.
Steelers sign running back Knile Davis
He spent the first three-plus years of his career with the Chiefs before being traded to the Packers last year. He returned two for touchdowns in his Chiefs career, including a 108-yard return during his rookie season.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing
A member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Blumenthal will be questioning Gorsuch at his confirmation hearing this week. Dianne Feinstein said of Gorsuch, is "whether he will protect the legal and constitutional rights of all Americans".
Equities slip on negative global cues, profit booking
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell by 33.20 points or 0.36 per cent to 9,126.85 points. In the broader markets, BSE Midcap index slipped 0.1 per cent but Smallcap index rose 0.1 per cent.
New Survey Shows Young Adults Dissatisfied with President Trump
The survey also asked young Americans if they believe the country is headed "off on the wrong track" or "in the right direction". Only 28 percent of whites approve of Vice President Pence however as opposed to 29 percent who approve of President Trump.
Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) Has Further Downside Risks
Apart from these units, Transocean has 30 ultra-deep-water drilling machines and 16 other rigs that drill at various ocean depths. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its position in Transocean LTD by 0.4% in the third quarter.
Lots of new features are coming to Xbox Insiders this month
Custom gamerpics finally make a comeback, allowing you to set a custom image from your Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, or mobile device. It appears that not only will the Xbox Scorpio look to offer native 4K gaming but will also provide 4K console features too.
House panel says it has no proof to back Trump wiretap claim
If the White House has any, he added on CNN, "Please share it with us". "We need to get to the bottom of that ", Nunes said. FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers are set to testify Monday on Capitol Hill.
Betting tips for EPL 2016/17
Fans of the league enjoy watching their favorite teams while some also place sports bets on the results of the matches. Betting odds seem to be in their favor as well with many sportsbook setting their championship odds of 1 to 8.