New Russia Allegations Swirl on Capitol Hill

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Feb. 20, 2017: Traditional Russian wooden dolls depicting US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are displayed for sale at a souvenir street shop in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Congress is waiting for confirmation that the FBI is investigating possible ties between Russia and campaign personnel for President Donald Trump.

President Trump has claimed that former President Barack Obama ordered a wiretap on Trump Tower, but today Republican Representative Devin Nunes says he doesn't think there's evidence of wiretapping.

"So now you have to decide if you're going to take the tweets literally, and if you are, then clearly the president was wrong," he said. "But if you're not going to take the tweets literally and there's a concern that the president has about other people, other surveillance activities, looking at him or his associates, either appropriately or inappropriately, we want to find that out."

Meanwhile down the street, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it charged four Russians in connection with major hacks on Yahoo and Google. The DOJ says the individuals are directly connected with the Russian government.

“The defendants included two officers of the Russian federal security service and intelligence and law enforcement agency of the Russian federation, and two criminal hackers with whom they conspired to accomplish these intrusions," Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord said Wednesday at a news conference. 

President Trump now faces two different options when it comes to allegations of wiretapping, "and both of them are kind of equally awful," according to Yochi Dreazen, foreign editor at Vox.com. He untangles all of the latest news about Russia coming out of Capitol Hill. Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear the full conversation.