GOP Chairman Nunes Says Trump Was Wrong
Congressmen Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) stood shoulder to shoulder this morning. The pair are the House Intelligence Committee chairman and ranking member. They spoke to reporters this morning about allegations President Donald Trump against former President Barack Obama. The committee is investigating both any wiretapping of Trump Tower but also what actions the Russian government took to undermine the 2016 election.
The two have different interpretations of how things need to be approached but neither believes there is any evidence that the former president acted listen in to conversations at Trump Tower. Nunes said, “We don’t have any evidence that that took place….I don’t think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower.”
Nunes went on to say, “Now you have to decide, as I mentioned to you last week, are you going to take the tweets literally? And if you are, then clearly the president was wrong.”
The House Committee had set Monday, March 13th as the deadline for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to hand over any information they had to back up Trump’s claims. The DOJ asked for more time and now James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will testify in an open hearing on Monday morning. Both Nunes and Schiff have said they are willing to use the power they have to compel the administration to release the evidence they have.
The Senate also wants answers
On the other side of the Hill, senators are also getting anxious. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has also said that he would use his power to issue a subpoena to get to the bottom of the controversy. He said, on CNN this morning, “I want to get to the bottom of it. The FBI would know if a warrant was issued. They would know if a warrant was applied for. I want to answer that question. If they do not provide the answer to that letter we wrote in a bipartisan fashion, there will be a bipartisan subpoena following the FBI.”
Given how strange this story has gotten, from officials suggesting the Obama administration used things such as microwave ovens and televisions, Monday should be an interesting day in Washington, DC.
More in News
Meet The New Magnum P.I.
Jay Hernandez has big shoes to fill, and possibly, a big mustache to grow. CBS has cast him to play the...Mar 9, 2018
Check Out Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Adorable Valentine’s Day Plans
The entire world is abuzz with the fairytale relationship between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. The 36-year-old California native met...Feb 12, 2018
Man Walks for Miles to Find Donor For Wife Who Needs Kidneys
74-year-old Wayne Winters is all over the news because of his inspiring act of walking for miles every day just to...Nov 10, 2017
Are We on the Brink of World War III? This Is What Experts Say Could Happen
The next great world altercation will be like none ever seen before. With technology advancing at a rapid pace, humans now...Oct 30, 2017
Letter Found in Titanic Wreckage Now Priced at $166,000 at British Auction
A day before the Titanic sank, a man named Alexander Oskar Holverson wrote a letter to his mom. Although the letter...Oct 25, 2017
11-Year-Old Science Prodigy Develops Water Detecting Device for Lead
Sometimes great ideas come from unexpected places, like when 11-year-old science prodigy Gitanjali Rao from Lone Tree, Colorado developed a game-changing...Oct 22, 2017
Airline Agrees Long Flights Are Boring, Hires In-Flight Live Theater Group
Future travelers of Icelandair airline, your carry-on bag just got a whole lot lighter. Leave your headphones, tablet and magazines at...Oct 10, 2017
Facebook Bands Together To Help Rescue This Trapped Woman
August 13th, 2017 was shaping up to be another ordinary day for 61-year-old Leslie Kahn. The afternoon weather was simply perfect,...Oct 1, 2017
Soldier Kidnapped In Iraq Reveals Details Of Her Imprisonment, But It’s Not What The Media Says
The stories of military heroes are forever embedded in the annals of history, and most armies stand firm on never leaving...Sep 12, 2017