FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before a House committee on Monday regarding the investigation into possible Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential election, as well as President Donald Trump's shocking wiretapping claims.
Most cable news channels carried Comey and Rogers' five hours of testimony live instead of the first congressional hearing for Neil Gorsuch, Trump's widely praised nominee for the Supreme Court.
"The possibility of Trump officials conspiring with a foreign adversary to influence a USA election represents a grave threat to our national security and our democracy, and the American people deserve answers", the statement reads.
Hours after Trump dismissed reports that his campaign associates were being scrutinized for colluding with Russian Federation as "fake news", FBI Director James Comey confirmed the investigation is real.
"The real story that Congress, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information".
Mr Comey said he could not provide further details about the investigation.
Comey and Rogers are not expected to reveal much in public about the probes, which include information that is classified Top Secret and also separated into different compartments, each of which requires a separate clearance.
Later, Comey added that it wasn't his intention nor Rogers's intention to say whether the Russian government had influenced the election.
Yet Nunes also rejected Trump's claim that there was a wiretap of Trump Tower, Trump's NY residence and headquarters for both his business and campaign.
Both Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats in Congress said they were frustrated by what they consider the intelligence community's failure to provide enough information about any contacts with Russian Federation, as well as Trump's claim, made without evidence, that his predecessor, Democrat Barack Obama, ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower. "Must find leaker now!"
We will update when more news becomes available.
Last week, the leaders of of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Republican Richard Burr and Democrat Mark Warner, said in a joint statement, "Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government, either before or after Election Day 2016".
"If we're going to protect the country, we need to know exactly what the Russians did, how they did it, how to protect ourselves, how to protect our European allies who are facing elections right now that the Russians are interfering in".
"There was circumstantial evidence of collusion".
Trump fired his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, last month after he failed to disclose contacts with Russia's ambassador before Trump took office on January 20.
When asked about the intelligence community's responsibility to correct false reporting, Comey said, "There's a whole lot out there that is false".