Monday's hearing, one of several by congressional panels probing allegations of Russian meddling, could allow for the greatest public accounting to date of investigations that have shadowed the Trump administration in its first two months. The public deserves answers, and the president should also want to finally clear the air on an issue that has dogged his campaign for months.
Trump made the claims in a series of tweets in early March. "Nothing has changed. Senior Obama intelligence officials have gone on record to confirm there is no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion and there is no evidence of a Trump-Russia scandal", a senior administration official told NBC's Hallie Jackson.
They will also address Mr Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by Barack Obama. The latter is much more wide-ranging and would include everything from "fake news" and misinformation campaigns to hacking and leaked emails.
The president instead tried to direct spotlight on finding individuals who are leaking classified information. But let's look at what we do know at the starting gate. Must find leaker now!
Trump took to Twitter before the hearing began, accusing Democrats of making up allegations about his campaign associates' contact with Russian Federation during the election.
Trump's propensity for deflection won't be successful now.
"Mr Spicer said Mr Manafort had a "limited role" in the campaign, that Mr Flynn was "a volunteer", and that Mr Stone also "only worked briefly" on the campaign".
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That leaves Westbrook seven triple-doubles shy of Oscar Robertson's record of 41 in a single season from the 1961-62 campaign. Sacramento won its past two contests after suffering through an eight-game losing streak.
Monday's hearing was also expected to address a second explosive issue: Trump's unsubstantiated accusations that the Obama administration wiretapped his phone at Trump Tower in NY during the campaign. The FBI does not launch a formal investigation into a sitting president on a hunch. Clinton has blamed Comey's decision for her election loss. "Please keep in mind that those involved with the details of completed investigations".
A few days after saying Clinton's emails were being investigated, the FBI cleared her of doing anything unethical. But any possible damage to Clinton's campaign couldn't be undone.
"Investigating it and having proof of it are two different things", Mr Spicer said of the FBI investigation into possible links with Russian Federation.
The Baltics and other Russian neighbours have long decried these attacks, but their warnings went unheeded in far too many nations' capitals, including our own.
Since then, the question of whether Trump and company were, or perhaps still are, in cahoots with Russian Federation has dominated the national conversation.
Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey has confirmed for the first time that it is investigating Russian interference in last year's presidential election and notably Moscow's possible collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign.
Even before Comey took the witness stand at Monday's hearing, Trump unleashed a string of tweets seeking control the narrative. The public wants to know that Russian Federation didn't interfere with one of the cornerstones of our democracy - a free, honest election. And his agenda might be on hold as the investigation continues.
Trump should want that, too.