Two weeks ago President Donald Trump in a series of tweets stated that former President Barack Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 Presidential Race. The president offered no justification for the claim and since then has faced a firestorm of controversy.
Today, FBI Director James Comey will testify before congress on what his agency knows about the president’s claims. Ahead of the hearings, the president tweeted this morning:
Twitter.comHere are some of the morning headines:
Reuters: Lawmakers seek FBI, NSA answers on Trump, Russia at rare public hearing
The directors of the FBI and National Security Agency will break their public silence on Monday about investigations into possible links between Russia and President Donald Trump’s election campaign at a rare open congressional intelligence committee hearing.
Newsday: FBI Director James Comey to testify on President Trump’s unproven wiretap claim
The stakes will be high when FBI Director James Comey testifies before a House panel Monday morning on President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that his predecessor “wire tapped” Trump Tower during the campaign last year.
It will be Comey’s first public discussion of the explosive charges that Trump leveled in a series of tweets early on a Saturday morning two weeks ago, accusing President Barack Obama of wiretapping or conducting surveillance last year on Trump and his campaign.
New York Times: What to Expect When Comey Meets With the House Intelligence Committee
Washington once again will be watching on Monday to see how far James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, will go in discussing the sensitive investigation into Russia’s election meddling.
Members of the House Intelligence Committee have summoned Mr. Comey and Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, as the panel tries to respond to President Trump’s insistence that President Barack Obama had him wiretapped at Trump Tower during the campaign.
Bloomberg TV: U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch will begin his confirmation process as he faces a Senate committee on Monday while FBI Director James Comey prepares to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on wiretaps and Russia. Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli reports on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”