FBI's Comey Asked to Testify in House Panel's Russia-Trump Probe

Kristopher Drake
March 12, 2017

On Capitol Hill, meanwhile, the House Intelligence Committee have asked the Justice Department to surrender any applications, court orders, search warrants or other evidence by Monday proving Mr. Trump or his associates were subject to surveillance during the 2016 US presidential race.

President Trump won't be able to get away with making "outlandish claims" without proof, Rep.

"Let's not get ahead of ourselves", White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Friday when asked if the president will apologize to Mr. Obama if his allegation is debunked. Law enforcement sources have said that the FBI is pursuing a wideranging counter-intelligence investigation of alleged contacts between Trump associates and Russians, as well as two separate investigations into pre-election email hacking linked to Russia which mainly targeted Democratic political operatives.

"I don't believe that to be the case", Nunes said this week, when asked if he believed there was any coordination between the Trump team and Moscow.

"If we don't confront him on this, you can expect he's going to make other equally false claims in the future", he said.

The committee's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said it will take place on March 20. "He might even welcome the opportunity".

The Trump administration has so far declined to provide any information about the President's allegations since he tweeted them Saturday. "I don't see any reason why he wouldn't answer it".

October 15: The FISA court grants an Obama administration request, focusing this time on surveilling a computer server in Trump Tower that allegedly would document Trump campaign links to Russian banks, according to Heat Street. Democrats contend the revelation contradicts his testimony at his confirmation hearings, but Sessions argues he was responding to a specific question about a breaking CNN article and understood it pertained only to his capacity as a campaign surrogate.

Nunes noted that the investigation was in its early stages - a warning being repeated by leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee as they dig in on a similar probe.

"Nothing has changed", Spicer told CNN's Jim Acosta Wednesday when asked whether there was new evidence to support the claims.

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