Trump calls Congress probe on Russia ‘fake news’

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Donald Trump: Deflects the issue in his tweets

In his Twitter posts early today, President Donald Trump slammed as ‘fake news’ today’s Congressional hearing on Russian meddling in the US election and his allegations that the Obama administration ordered the wiretapping of his Trump Tower in New York in the run up to the November election.

FBI chief, James Comey and the Admiral Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency are scheduled to give testimony today, in the public hearing organised by the Committee on Intelligence.

Representatives Devin Nunes, chairman of the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Adam Schiff, the panel’s top Democrat, have called the two officials to testify as part of their committee’s probe into allegations that Russia meddled in U.S. elections.

Other congressional committees also are investigating the matter, mostly behind closed doors. But amid a furor over whether Moscow tried to influence the 2016 presidential race on Trump’s behalf, lawmakers said they would make public as much of their probes as possible.

Russia has denied it influenced the election.

Comey and Rogers are not expected to reveal much in public about the probes, which include information that is classified Top Secret and also separated into different compartments, each of which requires a separate clearance.

But in a not-too-surprising move, President Trump churned out a cascade of tweets to question the motive of the enquiry.


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