James Comey and Mike Rogers appear before the House intelligence panel while Trump’s supreme court pick Neil Gorsuch has a confirmation hearing
Comey: No information to support Trump’s claim that Obama wiretapped him
p>With respect to the president’s tweets about Obama wiretapping him, Comey says:
I have no information that supports those tweets, and we have looked carefully inside the DoJ has asked me to share with you that the answer is the same for the DoJ in all its components.
Now Trey Gowdy, the Republican from South Carolina, is at bat.
He says that Fisa and other surveillance programs are “intentionally designed” to preserve the privacy of US citizens.
Gowdy to Comey, on the gravity of leaking classified material:
We are going to give you the tools and government in return promises to safeguard the privacy of US citizens. And when that agreement is broken, it violates the trust…
Gowdy has brandished the terrifying prospect of the government breaking its promise to safeguard the privacy of US citizens as it conducts surveillance.
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