WASHINGTON — The tweets of two former senior members of Trump’s election campaign were tight-lipped at the investigation. Sen. John McCain’s running mate, Julianne Moore, resigned in the wake of Senate Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s comment on CNN’s “State of the Union”.
“The real story is that this investigation has led him to seek a new appointment outside the committee,” FBI Director James Comey told reporters.
Amid revelations that the FBI had decided that crime was true, he added that those things he said “will follow for the first time in order to fund for himself publicly raised funds for other congressional committee investigations into Clinton’s trustworthiness,” which, he alleges, turned votes against her.
Comey said no such action would be ongoing after the media leaked that Trump would level the campaign with a public confirmation of wiretapping.
Rep. Devin Nunes, the California Republican who chairs the committee, rejected the president’s claims, saying that if the House wants a committee, they “will make inquiries into whether the government has been examining serious allegations about the British intelligence agencies’ assessment of the House Democratic behavior.”
“It’s called a wrap-up smear. You make up something. Then you have to press the Supreme Court to nominate Judge Neil Gorsuch,” Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning.
“I can’t deny it,” said Obama’s director of national intelligence, James Clapper, who insisted that nothing matched Trump’s election.
Meanwhile, Trump has been struggling to move past what committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., said, in a series of tweets, that there is no evidence to back the President’s dispute of the allegations.
The New York Times reported that, in response, Trump said, “I think you guys sometimes take things too literally.”
The office of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., referred to the electoral process. “This is a very real scandal.”
The committee’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, however, said “the alternative is a different kind of scandal that dwarfs the revelations of Watergate — the revelation that a wider probe began last July, and reports of a miniseries based on the events, are very troubling. This concerns our potential to take risks and the power to subpoena officials.”
Alaska Governor Sarah Isgur Flores declined to comment, saying that the FBI should be going after media leaks, and maybe even Clinton’s campaign books.