Devin Nunes (R-CA), the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence said Trump Tower was not wiretapped. But he did say that other surveillance against President Trump was possible.
Nunes said, “Let me be clear, I’ve been saying this for several weeks, we know there was not a physical wiretap of Trump Tower. However, it’s still possible that other surveillance activities were used against President Trump and his associates.”
He also claimed that the U.S. Intelligence community failed miserably in regards to Russian interference saying, “The fact that Russia hacked U.S. election-related databases comes as no shock to this committee. We’ve been closely monitoring Russia’s aggression for years. A year ago, I publicly stated that our inability to predict Putin’s regime plans and intentions has been the biggest intelligence failure that we’ve seen since 9/11, and that remains my view today.”
Unfortunately, there will be more questions than answers coming out of today’s hearing.
Democrats are pushing the idea that the Russians swung the election in Donald Trump’s favor based on collusion with the Trump campaign. Such an accusation is almost impossible to prove, but Democrats will continue this line of attack for the foreseeable future.
FBI Director James Comey confirmed that there is no evidence of Russia changing votes in the 2016 election.