The last month in American politics has been dominated by the allegations made by #Donald Trump regarding his claims of wiretapping at Trump Tower. After weeks of Trump failing to provide proof of his claim, the head of the FBI has gone on the record to debunk the president.
Trump on Comey
As the scandal surrounding Donald Trump and his administration in relation to their alleged ties to Russia heats up, the president has done his best to deflect the attention away from the White House. After it was revealed that Attorney General Jeff Session spoke with the Russian ambassador on multiple occasions during the election, the former host of "The Apprentice" decided to create his own distraction. On his personal Twitter account earlier this month, Trump claimed, without proof, that former President #Barack Obama enacted a wiretapping conspiracy against him in the months leading up to election day. The president has refused to present credible evidence to back up the allegation, which was shot down on Monday by FBI Director #James Comey during a congressional hearing on Russian election interference. As seen in yet another tweet on March 20, Trump is not pleased.
FBI Director Comey refuses to deny he briefed President Obama on calls made by Michael Flynn to Russia. pic.twitter.com/cUZ5KgBSYP— President Trump (@POTUS) March 20, 2017
During Monday's hearing in Congress, James Comey confirmed that the FBI and Department of Justice both found that there is no evidence to suggest that Barack Obama took part in wiretapping against Donald Trump. Not long after, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy pressed Comey on whether or not he informed Obama about phone calls allegedly made by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to Russian officials. After Comey declined to comment, Trump lashed out on Twitter and provided a link to the video clip in question.
"FBI Director Comey refuses to deny he briefed President Obama on calls made by Michael Flynn to Russia," Donald Trump tweeted, this time from his offical POTUS account. Earlier in the morning, Trump accused the Clinton campaign of actually working with the Russians, before suggesting that the DNC refused to cooperate with the FBI.
As the Russian scandal gains steam, it's unknown what ramifications it will having on Donald Trump and his team moving forward. Despite mounting evidence against the White House, Trump continues to insist that he didn't have any relationship with the Kremlin, while sticking by his wiretapping conspiracy in the process.