Comey Confirms Trump-Russia Probe, Knocks Down Wiretap

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FBI Director James Comey confirmed on Monday, for the first time, that the agency is conducting an investigation into whether there was any coordination between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election.

Comey told the House Intelligence Committee the investigation into possible Trump-Russia connections began in late July 2016. He said the Department of Justice had authorized him to confirm that the FBI, as part of its counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s attempts to interfere in the 2016 election.

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