Chuck Schumer

Comey visits the Hill amid tension over information sharing, wiretapping claim

Comey visits the Hill amid tension over information sharing, wiretapping claim

FBI Director James Comey huddled with top lawmakers Thursday as pressure grows on the Justice Department to either substantiate or denounce President Donald Trump's accusation that the Obama administration tapped his phones during the presidential campaign.

Intelligence Committee and party leaders in the "Gang of Eight" - senior congressional leaders that receive the highest-level briefing - held meetings in both chanmbers of Congress. Members emerging from the meeting, including Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Mark Warner, D-Va., were tight-lipped about the contents of the conversation.

The meetings come as lawmakers sent letters to Comey and...

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