MSNBC host Joe Scarborough wrote on Twitter Monday that the day marks the lowest point of President Trump’s tenure so far.
The tweet from the "Morning Joe" host comes after FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the agency is probing Russian attempts at meddling in the 2016 presidential election, including whether figures in Trump's campaign had connections to Russia.
I had said Friday was the worst day of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFederal judge extends order blocking Trump's revised travel ban Texas Dem targets Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018 Budowsky: Putin’s KGB super PAC MORE's presidency. I was wrong. It is today.— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) March 20, 2017
Comey confirmed the existence of the investigation during a House Intelligence Committee hearing.
“As you know, our practice is not to confirm the existence of an ongoing investigation,” he said.
“But in unusual circumstances where it is in the public interest, it may be appropriate to do so,” Comey added, noting the Department of Justice (DOJ) had authorized him to break bureau policy and publicly disclose the probe.
“This is one of those circumstances. I can promise you we will follow the facts wherever they lead.”
Comey also said during Monday’s hearing that DOJ has found “no information” supporting Trump’s claim former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaOvernight Tech: FCC chief gives states more control over internet subsidies | Dems urge Trump to veto bill blocking online privacy rules | House boosts its mobile security Overnight Defense: Pentagon considers more troops for Afghanistan | McCain, Graham won't back short-term funding | GOP defends Trump rules of engagement Paul Ryan sells out conservatives with healthcare surrender MORE wiretapped him.
The FBI director refused to “characterize” tweets Trump posted earlier the month alleging Obama wiretapped Trump Tower in New York City last year.
Trump has not recanted the controversial claims, which the White House has said refer to the Obama administration’s surveillance activities more broadly.
The chairman and the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee have previously said no evidence exists substantiating Trump’s allegations.
DOJ sent documents to Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Rep. Adam SchiffAdam SchiffSchiff: I don't think White House wants to see Yates testify How Obama's White House weaponized media against Trump Intel Dem: 'What's the holdup' on Yates testimony? MORE (D-Calif.) last Friday that they each said do not verify the accusations.
Nunes said on Monday his panel has not ruled out other spying methods targeting Trump or his 2016 campaign besides wiretapping.
“We know there was not a wiretap on Trump Tower,” he said during the opening statement of Monday’s hearing. "However, it’s still possible that other surveillance activities were used against President Trump and his associates."