Russians, cyber crimes and wire taps. All the characters and plot twists you might associate with a James Bond movie, but today they were the central themes of testimony by FBI director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers. In a hours-long hearing Monday, Comey and Rogers told lawmakers that they found no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s claims that President Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump tower. Comey also confirmed for the first time that there is an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling into 2016 election and whether there was any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Both officials also expressed their concerns over potentially sensitive national security information being leaked to the press. Meanwhile, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court , Neil Gorsuch, went before Senate lawmakers as part of his confirmation process. Joining Jim Braude (@jimbraude) to discuss the developments out of D.C. are two former U,S. attorneys from Boston: Donald Stern, who was appointed by President Clinton, and Frank McNamara (@FrankLMcnamara4), who was picked by President Reagan.
March 20, 2017