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FBI Director Comey confirms probe on Russian meddling in US election and Trump Team links

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posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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FBI Director James Comey has today confirmed before the House Intelligence Committee that the FBI are conducting an investigation into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election and possible links between President Trump's administration , Mr Comey said it was a counterintelligence investigation.

FBI Director James Comey confirmed to the House Intelligence Committee on Monday that the FBI is investigating Russia’s meddling in the presidential election, including possible links between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Comey described it as a “counterintelligence investigation” but said it will “also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.” He noted that the FBI usually does not comment on active counterintelligence investigations but said he was authorized to do so in this case because of the extraordinary public interest.


Democrats top man on the panel , Adam Schiff , tweeted this out to President Trump before the proceedings got under way.

“Mr. President, the Russians hacked our election and interfered. No one disputes this now, but you. This is what is called 'fact,'” Schiff wrote in a series of tweets denouncing Trump's claim that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower. “The intelligence community concluded the Russians will interfere again. This is why full investigation is important to country. Please stop.”


Followed by....

“Your suggestion British wiretapped you & jape with Merkel are harming our relationships with key allies. This is called ‘collateral damage,’”
www.politico.com...

Gotta hand it to President Trump , there's never a dull day with him in charge.

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posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:05 AM
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originally posted by: gortex

“Mr. President, the Russians hacked our election and interfered. No one disputes this now, but you. This is what is called 'fact,'” Schiff wrote in a series of tweets denouncing Trump's claim that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower. “The intelligence community concluded the Russians will interfere again. This is why full investigation is important to country. Please stop.”


Confirming an investigation into something proves something happened?

This ought to be fun...



edit on 20-3-2017 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:06 AM
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So Comey said nothing other than there is an investigation in progress. Kind of depressing. The wording in the first statement almost seemed like it stated there was a link, but actually it only stated there is an investigation on the link. I suppose the left will twist what he said and make it look like Comey said something he didn't. Then Trump will have to twist it way the other way and state there is no proof yet about any connection. I guess it will take years of investigation and causing turmoil in our society to unravel this.

Oh wait, this seems like a carrot dangling on a string. What is going on that we are steered away from seeing.


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posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:08 AM
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You did know that Comey answered 2 questions as no , right ?
Did the Russians influence the election in the 3 given states : no
Did the Russians influence the election process : no

Should have ended there , but they have some very stupid folks digging trying to find anything
They have to try and preserve their precious Lefty Fascist Party and find some excuse for a Clinton loss
Poor , poor Hillary .......
Thats what it boils down to
Period
No soup for you....

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posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Confirming an investigation into something proves something happened?

This ought to be fun...



It proves nothing. All it states is public opinion is calling for a thorough investigation. Read it over and over till you can see that nothing is said in this at all. Evidently they have found no link at all yet, but they are keeping up the investigation to satisfy some people. I am not saying there is no link, only that they have not found anything yet.



posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:11 AM
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Confirming an investigation into something proves something happened?

No , but it does confirm they suspect something may have happened .

a reply to: rickymouse


So Comey said nothing other than there is an investigation in progress. Kind of depressing

Comey could say nothing other than confirming an investigation is in progress , he can't comment on an ongoing investigation.


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posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Confirming an investigation into something proves something happened?

This ought to be fun...



Many people were denying that any investigation was even taking place.

Now that has been confirmed.



posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:14 AM
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So they confirmed there is an investigation, ok so what.
Until anything is proven, this entire hearing was all for special effects .

Lets not soon forget the information which came to light, the level of corruption under the DNC's every breath. From podesta to pay to play or giving out debate questions before hand....

Nonetheless, if there is a connection between Trump and the comrades, we need to know and prosecute those involved to the full extent.

Two wrongs do not make a right.



posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: gortex

My guess is he will be impeached. It's just a matter of time.



posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:17 AM
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Perhaps I should have included this:


originally posted by: gortex

“Mr. President, the Russians hacked our election and interfered. No one disputes this now, but you. This is what is called 'fact,'” Schiff wrote in a series of tweets denouncing Trump's claim that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower. “The intelligence community concluded the Russians will interfere again. This is why full investigation is important to country. Please stop.”


There. I added it.
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posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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You did know that Comey answered 2 questions as no , right ?
Did the Russians influence the election in the 3 given states : no
Did the Russians influence the election process : no

Then I guess they're looking into other questions.



Should have ended there , but they have some very stupid folks digging trying to find anything

The investigation also has the chance of clearing Trump of any suspicion , important I'd assume given he's only been President a couple of months.



They have to try and preserve their precious Lefty Fascist Party and find some excuse for a Clinton loss Poor , poor Hillary .......

Yawn.



No soup for you....

It was Oxtail too !





posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:23 AM
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Earlier in the hearing, the chairman of the committee contradicted an assertion from Trump by saying that there had been no wiretap of Trump Tower. But Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican whose committee is one of several investigating, said that other forms of surveillance of Trump and his associates have not been ruled out.


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posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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Comey just confirmed that the Russians did not change any votes in any of the precincts that one of the Senators went through. And Comey also said that Gucifier has not been confirmed to be a Russian Hacker. The only influence the Russians might have had on the election is IF they were the one's that turned over the stolen emails to Wikileaks. Those emails have never been proven to be fake. The information in the emails is one of the main reasons the Presidential Election went to Trump.



posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:28 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: gortex

You did know that Comey answered 2 questions as no , right ?
Did the Russians influence the election in the 3 given states : no
Did the Russians influence the election process : no

Should have ended there , but they have some very stupid folks digging trying to find anything
They have to try and preserve their precious Lefty Fascist Party and find some excuse for a Clinton loss
Poor , poor Hillary .......
Thats what it boils down to
Period
No soup for you....


Those aren't the questions that were asked and answered. The questions asked by Nunes that were answered "no" weren't about "influence of the election" but rather manipulation of vote tallies. This is nothing but conflation that amounts to a straw man argument.

There have been no serious claims that Russians hacked voting systems that I'm aware of.

I suspect that on some level you understand this but you're playing along, rather disingenuously, because you want it to be taken to mean that there is no evidence of Russian influnence/attempted influence of the 2016 US Presidential Election.
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posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:30 AM
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originally posted by: Maximus0111
a reply to: gortex

Comey just confirmed that the Russians did not change any votes in any of the precincts that one of the Senators went through. And Comey also said that Gucifier has not been confirmed to be a Russian Hacker. The only influence the Russians might have had on the election is IF they were the one's that turned over the stolen emails to Wikileaks. Those emails have never been proven to be fake. The information in the emails is one of the main reasons the Presidential Election went to Trump.


Ding ding ding. that should be the end of it in a intelligent world since this is what the whole problem is about.



posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: odzeandennz

No. It was very illuminating in that it officially outed Trump as a liar about the wiretapping claim.



posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:32 AM
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I bet Comey will say that the investigation(s) are "ONGOING...Stay Tuned." Just like the Clinton Foundation and Weiner/Hillary investigations. By the time he's finished, everyone will be focused on other things.



posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:32 AM
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Add this:


Rep. Adam Schiff said Monday that in addition to the existence of “circumstantial evidence” of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, there’s direct evidence of “deception.”
www.cbsnews.com...



posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: odzeandennz

No. It was very illuminating in that it officially outed Trump as a liar about the wiretapping claim.


Comey wouldn't squeal on himself, LOL.
edit on 3/20/2017 by carewemust because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 10:34 AM
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I like this one




11:03 AM: Schiff begins asking Comey to comment on Trump’s tweets alleging Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower. Comey says there is no evidence to support Trump’s specific wording in those tweets.


no evidence to support Trump’s, "specific wording"

Damn I hate these people




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