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Trump wasn't wiretapped but FBI really probing possible Moscow's influence on elections

Trump wasn't wiretapped but FBI really probing possible Moscow's influence on electionsFBI director James Comey has said there was no basis for Donald Trump’s claims to have been wiretapped by Barack Obama, but confirmed for the first time that the agency is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow to influence the outcome of the presidential election.

This is reported by The Guardian.

Comey’s appearance, flanked by the NSA director, Adm Michael Rogers, marked a remarkable and unprecedented threshold in US political history, putting beyond doubt that a sitting’s president’s entourage was under investigation for possibly conniving with a foreign adversary to put that president in power.

Comey and Rogers refused to answer scores of questions speculating on who in Trump’s orbit could be part of the wide-ranging investigation and spurned countless invitations to comment on news reports. But they made many key points over the course of several extraordinary hours of testimony:

- The counter-intelligence investigation into Trump-Moscow links began in late July 2016 and is still ongoing.

- More than one person associated with the Trump campaign is under investigation for their ties to the Russian government.

- Both FBI and NSA directors said there was no information to support Trump’s claims that he had been wiretapped by the Ob- ama administration.

- The NSA chief rejected White House suggestions that GCHQ had helped the Obama administration spy on Trump Tower and said the claim was “frustrating to a key ally”.

- The Russian intervention in the election was “unusually loud” as if Moscow did not care about being caught.
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