FBI Director James Comey

Comey confirms FBI Russia probe

FBI Director James Comey confirms the investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, but declines to offer specifics due to the classified nature of the work.

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (UNRESTRICTED POOL) – FBI Director James Comey on Monday confirmed the agency was investigating possible Russian government efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, including any links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow.

Comey told a congressional hearing on Russian activities that the probe “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.

“Because it is an open, ongoing investigation and is classified, I cannot say more about what we are doing and whose conduct we are examining,” Comey said.

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