FBI Director Comey Testifies at House Hearing on Russian Interference in the U.S. Election

FBI Director Comey Testifies at House Hearing on Russian Interference in the U.S. Election

James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, confirmed early in Monday’s hearing that the bureau is indeed, as has been widely reported, investigating the interference by Russian intelligence in the 2016 American presidential election — including any possible collusion by aides and associates of President Trump.

Read more at The New York Times: Highlights From the House Hearing on Russian Interference in the U.S. Election – The New York Times

Mr. Comey said the investigation will cover “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.”

The F.B.I. director noted that the inquiry is technically a counterintelligence investigation, focusing not on criminal conduct but on Russian intelligence activities. But he said F.B.I. agents will conduct “an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.”

Read more at The New York Times: Highlights From the House Hearing on Russian Interference in the U.S. Election – The New York Times

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