The election hadn’t even been held when Hillary Clinton and other Democrats threw allegations of Russian influence at Donald Trump. Since his win in November, the battle has only heated up. The scandal first became real when Barack Obama kicked 35 Russian diplomats out of the country and promised an investigation into Russian collusion with the Trump team.
So far the investigation has turned up nothing, but that hasn’t kept the vindictive left from clinging to their claim. “If we haven’t found ties to Russia, then we just need to keep looking!” But it isn’t just Democrats who are insisting on more investigation into the matter. Republican law makers are set to have a House Intelligence Committee hearing tomorrow, highlighted by the testimony of FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers.
The supposed ties to Russia have only been supposedly linked to Trump’s former campaign advisors Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, and Carter Page, but even the FISA investigation into these men has turned up nothing. The recent revelations of Stone’s contact with hacker Guccifer 2.0 (alleged to have hacked the DNC servers) have thrown even some Republicans for a loop. Republican Senator John McCain last week called for Stone to testify, something Stone has been wanting to do for some time.
The hearing is anticipated to quickly divide on party lines, as Democrats are expected to want information on Trump’s Russian connections, while Republicans will focus on whether or not Barack Obama wire tapped Trump Tower.
Unfortunately, the testimonies that can be given by Comey and Rogers will be limited to what they can legally disclose to the public.
Prediction: Nothing, to prove or disprove, either Russian interference in U.S. elections OR Trump Tower surveillance will be revealed.