FBI Director James Comey testified Monday that the FBI is investigating alleged ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. And Hollywood is of course having a field day with the news across social media.
Testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, Comey confirmed the FBI would investigate claims made that Russia had somehow interfered with the outcome of the 2016 election.
"That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts," Comey said during Monday's opening statement to the committee.
Additionally, Comey revealed that there was "no information" to support Trump's claims that former President Barack Obama had tapped the telephone lines of Trump Tower during the election.
See sampling of Hollywood's reaction:
What we now know for sure: 1.The pathological liar lied about Obama tapping him. 2. FBI investigating Trump/Russia collusion #Trumprussia— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) March 20, 2017
Donald, the FBI may have helped you win the presidency, but it sure isn't helping you keep it. #RussiaGate— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 20, 2017
Wouldn't this level of restraint have been lovely DURING THE FUCKING ELECTION. Lesson learned a bit too late, eh Comey? https://t.co/3WKT4BLSJH— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) March 20, 2017
Comey just made it clear Putin preferred Trump because of his stand on NATO, Crimea, ending sanctions on Russia, & Support for Brexit.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) March 20, 2017
Comey says Russia/Trump campaign investigation has been going on since late July.— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 20, 2017