Russian agents allegedly co-ordinated with Donald Trump's presidential campaign over the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's election hopes, according to bombshell evidence being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Rumors saying Donald Trump's election team coordinated actions during the 2016 presidential election in the United States with Russia has no trustworthy evidence to rely upon and can not be perceived seriously, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said when asked for a comment on media publications on that score.
The same source said that the information is part of the reason FBI Director James Comey told Congress that the FBI is investigating the ties between Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign.
Steele, who is considered to be a credible source by the intelligence community, compiled a 35-page dossier that contains information which alleges that President Trump was possibly compromised by the Russians.
But other United States officials who spoke to CNN say it's premature to draw that inference from the information gathered so far since it's largely circumstantial.
Also Wednesday, Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, that there is "more than circumstantial evidence now" suggesting possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian operatives.
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The FBI is investigating potential links between some members of Trump's campaign and Russian officials as part of its investigation into foreign meddling in the 2016 election. While other officials maintained that the evidence gathered so far is inconclusive, this now appears to be the central focus of the FBI's investigation.
CNN reported "FBI Director James Comey was "incredulous" over the weekend after President Donald Trump's allegation via Twitter that former President Barack Obama ordered a wiretap of his phones during the campaign".
"If you can't trust the president's word, if his people are desperate to make a distinction between when you can take him literally and when you don't, how do we believe him when he says there's a threat to the country, or we have to go to war, or pay more taxes", Himes asked.
In March, Trump sparked controversy when he said he had evidence that Obama had wiretapped his campaign against Clinton.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer maintained on Monday after Comey's testimony that there was no evidence to suggest any collusion took place. On Feb. 13, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump's choice for national security adviser, resigned after it was revealed that he had provided misleading information about his contact with a Russian ambassador in January.
Nunes's weird decision to personally brief the president on this information before discussing it with members of the committee renewed calls for a congressional select committee or independent commission to probe the Trump/Russia allegations.