FBI Director To Testify Publicly On Russian Hacking Allegations

Tyler Durden's picture

FBI Director Jim Comey and NSA Head Admiral. Michael Rogers will both testify publicly in the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian interference in the US election, according to Chairman Devin Nunes.

As The Hill reports, Comey has been under fierce pressure from Democrats to reveal whether the bureau is investigating alleged links between Trump’s campaign and Russian officials. His silence on the matter has angered Democrats, given the director’s public accounting last year of the FBI's investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The FBI director is also facing pressure to reveal whether or not there is any truth to the president's claims that Trump Tower was "wiretapped."

This announcement comes minutes before Comey meets with the top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee amid demands that the bureau say if it is investigating any ties between Moscow and the Trump campaign. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the committee's chairman and ranking member, respectively, told reporters separately that they are expecting to get a closed-door briefing later Wednesday. 

"I've been told that I'll have a briefing this afternoon," Grassley told reporters when asked about reports that Comey was expected to clarify any investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia by Wednesday. 

Grassley added that he hadn't heard about the Wednesday deadline. Asked if she was getting a briefing with Grassley on Russia later Wednesday, Feinstein—the committee's top Democrat—told reporters "yeah, we're supposed to get a briefing." 

A spokeswoman for Grassley confirmed that the two senators will be briefed by Comey.

Comey briefed the top members of the Senate committee - Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.)—as well as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) last week. He also briefed the entire Senate Intelligence Committee last month.

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froze25's picture

I wonder if they will discuss the CIA using and developing their own cyber warfare tools and using them domestically? Schumer should know all about that being on the committee and all.

Looney's picture

 

I’d like to see James Comey sawed in half and his rings counted.  ;-)

Looney

froze25's picture

Will the Fact that the CIA can pose as Russian agents and hackers also be disclosed in this hearing?

bamawatson's picture

NO facts whatsoever will be disclosed at this hearing

shivura's picture

thank you!!! anything he says will be FAKE NEWS! wake up people! the deep state is trying to smear DJT and prevent him from making america great by rolling back weed tolerance, taking money from china for his son in law, and kicking old people off of medicaid.

don't let the corrupt jew nyt tell you what you already don't need to know! WEED is now the biggest problem!!! Muslims are HUMBLE!!!

thanks all you dipshits for electing a totalitarian government that is about to spy on everything you do, take away your drugs, lock you up, and call your life a FAKE LIFE. and you guys thought obama was bad...you've been played so hard and the stupidest among you still don't realize it, it's kinda funny to watch...but so SAD

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Once upon time, even Russian people is fear and respect FBI, but now, is no credibility.

BennyBoy's picture

 

Testify?

Don't they mean lie, obsficate and omissions before the House UnIntelligence Committee?

Smedley's picture

The PERMANENT government is going to testify to the temporary one!!

Hilarious.....

:D

tbone10's picture

You right, I can't wait for this Trump trash to get some...I fucked there daughters ass last night! Fucking cuckservatives and cowards they are!

Zorba's idea's picture

Well, in just 4 weeks you've revealed the central cause for your progressive argument...psychotic, sociopathic, nilhistic, serial ass fucking pedophilia plus manic deppresion and Wa Laa...yet another reminder of how grateful we are your "Purple Queen and her pimp Barry are gone, except for the pathetic whimper's. Troll on all you like, seriously, we're here to help.

stocker84's picture

Greekster,  it's voila.. Not wa laa.

Look it up...walaa is what Dindus think they hear when someone says voila.

Voi makes a vwa sound so you think you heard walaa.

 

 

StychoKiller's picture

Pretty good, now translate this:  "Doanday ess la Kasa day Paypay." :>D

MFL5591's picture

Comey is no longer impartial or believabale!

chubbar's picture

Speaking of election interference, looks like Soros was backed by the US taxpayer vis a vie Obama. I knew that cheap cocksucker Soros wouldn't be spending his own money on this shit. Obama was interfering in other nations to get leftists elected, that worthless piece of shit.

http://freebeacon.com/politics/congress-demands-investigation-obama-admin-meddling-foreign-elections/

 

A group of leading senators is calling on newly installed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to immediately launch an investigation into efforts by the Obama administration to sway foreign elections by sending taxpayer funds to "extreme and sometimes violent political activists" that promote leftist causes, according to a copy of the letter.

The lawmakers disclosed multiple conversations with foreign diplomats who outlined active political meddling by the Obama administration's State Department, including the use of taxpayer funds to support leftist causes in Macedonia, Albania, Latin America, and Africa.

A portion of this State Department funding appears to have gone to organizations supported by the controversial liberal billionaire George Soros, according to the letter, which was authored by Republican Sens. Mike Lee (Utah), Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Ted Cruz (Texas), David Perdue (Ga.), and Bill Cassidy (La.).

spicedune's picture

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Ignatius's picture

Israel is an ongoing, in-your-face hack of US elections, called AIPAC.

This Russia shit is a nominal sideshow.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Trump AIPAC speech March 2016 (I hope he was mostly blowing smoke):

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQgDgMGuDI0

E.F. Mutton's picture

That horse is deader than Seabiscuit.  But they still beat it.

Last of the Middle Class's picture

I expect a whole lot of Ruskie allegations but no solid verifiable facts.  It's how they roll.

GlassHouse101's picture

People like Comey truly make me sick . . you are the Crooked Cop in Chief.

Zorba's idea's picture

Comey's in the middle of a busy highway dodging to and fro like a moth on an outdoor light. Dance Jim, dance!

tbone10's picture

Hey you fucking cowards are going down now, and Korea and Russia are going to invade!!!  Hahaha

Yen Cross's picture

  That fucking cock-sucker should be packing up his pencils and staplers, in a little brown box...

Miskondukt's picture

Oh, more lies/performances from the IC leadership. Doesn't Comey know he isn't eligible for any of them Hollywood awards?

SoDamnMad's picture

Occam’s Razor.  NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers didn’t want to participate in the spying scheme (Clapper, Brennan, Etc.), which was the baseline for President Obama’s post presidency efforts to undermine Donald Trump and keep Trump from digging into the Obama labyrinth underlying his remaining loyalists.  After the October spying operation went into effect, Rogers unknown loyalty was a risk to the Obama objective.  10 Days after the election Rogers travels to President-Elect Trump without notifying those who were involved in the intel scheme.

Did NSA Director Mike Rogers wait for a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) to be set up in Trump Tower, and then notify the President-elect he was being monitored by President Obama?

 

….Seems likely.
Zorba's idea's picture

veeery interesting..any links to for us to enhance optics for the target..would be appreciated

BrutusTheBomber's picture

Why is this dude still in his position?

Trump needs to nut up and "you're fired!" this monkey humper.

DieSocialJusticeWankers's picture

I wonder if the CIA or FBI has done any spying on Russia????  LOL

Bluzman7V's picture

NSA should have transcripts of comey phone calls and emails.  total information awareness and all that shit.

tbone10's picture

Nope but a executive branches personal phones etc...Are bugged for sure. And the paranoia is palpable...Poor fuckers...suffer

Yen Cross's picture

  I'm adding to my DAX short.

orangegeek's picture

Trump admin will put this ass clown on display over and over again until they make Comey look so bad that he will resign.

 

So Comey, it's showtime - go make a fucking lying ass of yourself!!!!

stubb's picture

No they won't. They'll continue to take zero action against him, and the rest of the swamp. 

Rebel yell's picture

I'm more concerned about British hacking. Every one knows the FBI and CIA invented the Russian hacking meme at the neocon / Clinton/ Obama / Sorros establishment request

JBilyj's picture

Saw some info floating around that said Comey is part of #pedogate, wouldn't surprise me.

WHAT'S TAKING SO LONG WITH THAT LAPTOP!?

To Hell In A Handbasket's picture

It will take 109 years for the FBI to process the emails for classified information not for public consumption at their current rate, yet the FBI under Comey & McCabe took 9 days to go through the same 650K fucking emails, to come to the conclusion no prosecution of the Clinton's was warranted as they broke no laws. Does any American still believe the USSA is not broken and corrupt to the core?

Kevin Trader's picture

Just get him to say we never initally targeted Trump in anyway, so we can finally get the lie under oath

stubb's picture

Comey shouldn't talk to them. He won't tell them anything anway. He SHOULD be immediately fired and prosecuted, along with dozens of other Obama crooks.