US spy agencies heads to testify about possible Russia and President Trump links
Mr 20, Washington: The heads of US spy agencies will be testifiying before the Congress about possible links between Russia and President Donald Trump's election campaign.
They will also address Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by Barack Obama, according to reports, FBI director James Comey and the NSA's Admiral Mike Rogers will speak at a rare open hearing of the congressional intelligence committee. Russia denies trying to influence the election, while Mr Trump denounced the investigation as a "total witch hunt".
In January, US intelligence agencies said they believed Kremlin-backed hackers had broken into the email accounts of senior Democrats and released embarrassing ones in order to help Mr Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.
The two directors were invited to testify by Republican Devin Nunes, chairman of the House committee, and Adam Schiff, the panel's top Democrat. The hearing is expected to start at 10:00 local time.Mr Nunes claimed on Sunday that based on "everything I have up to this morning" there is "no evidence" that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
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