All eyes on FBI chief

All eyes on FBI chief
By Michael Mathes, AFP

FBI director James Comey will be in the hot seat Monday facing lawmakers who accuse him of stonewalling Congress, as they demand answers about Donald Trump's potential Russia ties and the president's extraordinary accusation of wiretapping by his predecessor., you understand, ..why we say, ...Trump, is not our President? Donald might be vulture CEO, ...a draft-dodger, ...sexual predator, & pathological liar, ..but he is certainly not qualified, to be President of this incredible, already great, nation.

Comey will testify before the House Intelligence Committee at an open hearing aimed at investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election campaign.

National Security Agency director Mike Rogers is also scheduled to testify.
The US intelligence community has publicly blamed Moscow for hacks of the Democratic National Committee last year, and suggested the cyber attacks were aimed at steering the election to a Trump victory.

Monday's hearing promises to be a very public showdown between the FBI and lawmakers, with the national security world certain to watch whether Comey drops a political bombshell on Washington.

Members of Congress have expressed mounting frustration over the lack of cooperation from the FBI about Russia and Trump's incendiary wiretap claim, which Barack Obama and an array of other officials have flatly denied.

Isn't it amazing how Not My President Donald Trump is still on Obama`s case. Obama is no longer our president, we have bigger problems to worry about, namely TRUMP. We need answers to some very important questions now, before it`s too late and America is destroyed!

The FBI director trooped up to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to brief Grassley and the judiciary panel's top Democrat, Senator Dianne Feinstein, behind closed doors.

The information discussed was "highly classified," Feinstein told reporters afterward.

"It's really not anything that we can answer any questions about."

Basically, people who are known liars when it fits their agenda will be testifying before Congress, which is made up of some of the most notorious liars in the world.

The issue mushroomed last month when Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned after it was revealed he misled top officials over his contacts with Russia.

Around the same time, The New York Times reported that US intelligence agents had intercepted calls showing that members of Trump's campaign had repeated contacts with top Russian intelligence officials begging them for any dirt on his opponent Hillary Clinton, in the year preceding the November 8 election.

Adding to the intrigue, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any Russia-related inquiries after it was learned that he had met twice with the Russian ambassador in the months before Trump took office.

In a BBC interview published Saturday, National Security Agency deputy Rick Ledgett called the suggestion -- which a White House spokesman conveyed to reporters -- that British intelligence might have helped spy on Trump "just crazy." British officials have vigorously denounced the allegation.

Still, Trump doubled down on his assertion Friday.

Speaking at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he answered a question about the wiretap allegation by referring to the National Security Agency's reported tapping of Merkel's phone years ago.
"As far as wiretapping, I guess, by this past administration, at least we have something in common perhaps," Trump said.


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