Before Comey Hearing, Trump Blasts Concern Over Russia Ties As ‘Fake News’

AP

A few hours before FBI Director James Comey was scheduled to appear before a House committee about probes into Russia, President Donald Trump slammed coverage of his campaign’s ties to Russian officials as “FAKE NEWS” in a series of tweets.

House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) said on Sunday that he has not seen any evidence that Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia. The ranking member of the committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), did not rule out the possibility of collusion.

“I would characterize it this way, at the outset of the investigation. There is circumstantial evidence of collusion. There is direct evidence, I think, of deception,” Schiff said on Sunday. “And that’s where we begin the investigation.”

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