House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released a statement calling for President Donald Trump to apologize after FBI Director James Comey testified at a House hearing on Monday.

Pelosi pointed out that Comey confirmed the existence of an FBI investigation into ties between Russia and Trump officials, and he revealed that there is "no evidence" to support Trump’s claim to have been wiretapped by former President Obama.

"The possibility of Trump officials conspiring with a foreign adversary to influence a U.S. election represents a grave threat to our national security and our democracy, and the American people deserve answers," the statement reads.

She said that Trump is desperate to distract attention from the FBI investigation into his administration's ties to Russia, so he tossed out "mendacious" wiretapping claims about Obama.

"President Trump owes President Obama and the American people an apology for his disgraceful and incendiary fabrications," the statement reads.

"The Deflector-in-Chief’s desperation demands answers to our original question: what is Russia’s political, personal and financial grip on the Trump Administration?  The American people want and deserve the whole truth about the Trump-Russia connection."

Here's the full text of Pelosi's statement.

The existence of a months-long FBI investigation into Trump officials’ ties to the Russians confirms the necessity of a comprehensive, independent, bipartisan commission to bring the full truth to light.  The possibility of Trump officials conspiring with a foreign adversary to influence a U.S. election represents a grave threat to our national security and our democracy, and the American people deserve answers.

“President Trump has been desperate to distract attention from the FBI investigation into the Kremlin’s grip on his administration.  Director Comey’s testimony put the last nail into President Trump’s mendacious wiretapping claims.  President Trump owes President Obama and the American people an apology for his disgraceful and incendiary fabrications.

“The Deflector-in-Chief’s desperation demands answers to our original question: what is Russia’s political, personal and financial grip on the Trump Administration?  The American people want and deserve the whole truth about the Trump-Russia connection.


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