FBI Director James Comey confirmed during testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday that the FBI is investigating Russian interference in November’s presidential election.
The investigation, Comey said, includes an examination of the alleged “links” between President Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was coordination between the two during during the 2016 presidential election campaign.
Comey said the FBI’s practice is generally “not to confirm the existence of ongoing investigations” but that in “unusual circumstances, where it is in the public interest, it may be necessary to do so."
He told the committee, “I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI is investigating Russia's interference in the U.S. election."
The investigation "includes whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russian efforts,” Comey said.
“This will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed,” Comey said, adding that since there is classified information involved, he could not “say more about whose conduct we are investigating.”
— CNN (@CNN) March 20, 2017
American intelligence officials have stated that Moscow sought to interfere in last year’s presidential election.
The president has denied ties to Russia.
James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia. This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1490006128.0
The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign. Big advantage in Electoral College & lost!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1490006988.0
The real story that Congress, the FBI and all others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information. Must find leaker now!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1490007777.0
What about all of the contact with the Clinton campaign and the Russians? Also, is it true that the DNC would not let the FBI in to look?— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1490015689.0
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