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Daily Trump Tracker: James Comey talks Russia and Obama wire taps

Did Obama wiretap Trump Tower? Did Trump’s team coordinate with Russia during the election? The FBI Director testifies.


 
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: ( L to R) James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Michael Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency, testify during a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing concerning Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election, on Capitol Hill, March 20, 2017 in Washington. While both the Senate and House Intelligence committees have received private intelligence briefings in recent months, Monday's hearing is the first public hearing on alleged Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 election. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC — James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Michael Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency, testify on March 20 during a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing concerning Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Looking for ‘links’ between Team Trump and Russia

James Comey, the FBI director who infamously (or famously, depending on your politics) announced the re-opening of an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails just weeks before the 2016 election, was front and centre again Monday when he testified during a House Intelligence committee hearing that—yes—the FBI was indeed investigating “links” between the Trump campaign and Russian officials who allegedly meddled in the 2016 election. Comey didn’t offer much by way of specifics, and specifically asked people not to speculate based on what little information he was offering.

President Trump, meanwhile, took to Twitter to try and deflect.

Wire tapped out

During his hearing, Comey got to add some more insight into the “wire taps” that President Trump claimed former president Barack Obama had put on Trump Tower. The FBI looked carefully and: “I have no information that supports those tweets,” Comey said. Which means that the FBI, the House Intelligence committee’s Republican chairman, its Democratic ranking member, and pretty much everyone else is on the same page of there being a complete dearth of evidence to support Trump’s 5:30 a.m. tweet earlier this month.

Grandpa Trump

The Trump family had some happy news to share on Monday, as Eric Trump—Donald’s second child—announced that he and his wife are expecting a boy with a September due date. This would be Donald’s ninth grandchild, but the first one from Eric and his wife Lara.

Sign of disapproval

A gallery in Phoenix, Arizona owns a billboard in the city often used to display art for cars passing by. But now, their latest instillation is getting more traffic online.

“The plan is to have them up for one to four years,” the artist, Karen Fiorito, told the Phoenix New Times.

The other side of the billboard, also done by Fiorito, is less divisive.


 

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