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Comey: FBI investigating ties between Russia, Trump associates

WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the FBI is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election and whether there was collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.

“I can promise you we will follow the facts wherever they may lead,” Comey assured the House Intelligence Committee.

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FBI Confirms Investigation into Trump-Russia Ties

The Director of the FBI James Comey has taken the unprecedented step of revealing that the agency is investigating possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government.

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Rep. Swalwell on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon after Trump-Russia Intelligence Committee hearing

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Rep. Swalwell discusses HPSCI hearing

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Democrats, GOP at odds over FBI’s probe of Russia’s role in campaign

WASHINGTON — The two Californians who lead their parties on the House Intelligence Committee framed starkly different interpretations of FBI Director James Comey’s blockbuster announcement Monday that his agency is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, including possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin’s government.

Comey’s revelation marked the first time the agency had publicly confirmed not just the existence of a probe, but whether then-candidate Donald Trump’s aides were connected to what Russian officials were allegedly doing. He gave no details whom the probe’s targets were and offered no timeline for how long the investigation would take.

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Representative Swalwell discusses HPSCI hearing

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Congressman Eric Swalwell on the 7

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FBI director confirms investigating ties between Russia and Trump campaign

FBI Director James Comey said there was no evidence the Obama administration wiretapped Trump

In the first public hearing on Russian interference in the US presidential election last year, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the bureau is investigating possible coordination between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials.

He said there was no evidence that the Barack Obama administration had wiretapped Trump Tower, dismissing accusations that the current US president had made against his predecessor. Comey also stated that lying to journalists does not constitute a criminal act.

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The FBI Just Said It’s Investigating Links Between Trump’s Campaign And The Russian Government

James Comey also said there is “no information that supports” the president’s claims that Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the election.

FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that his agency is investigating whether there was coordination between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government during the presidential election, adding that the probe began in late July 2016 — about three months before voters went to the polls.

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Rep. Eric Swalwell weighs in on James Comey's testimony

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell, who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, joins CBSN with his reaction to FBI Director James Comey's testimony on Russian meddling during the presidential election.

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