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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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James Comey confirms FBI investigation into possible Trump-Russia connections

FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that his agency is running an investigation into possible connections or coordination between President Trump’s associates and the Russian government.

Comey confirmed it in testimony before the House Intelligence Committee alongside National Security Agency (NSA) Director Admiral Mike Rogers. Comey, however, declined to say whether Mr. Trump himself is part of that investigation.

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Comey Declines To Say If Trump Himself Was Under Investigation

FBI Director James Comey on Monday declined to answer questions about whether President Donald Trump either was under investigation during the 2016 election campaign or is currently.

Comey urged observers not to “overinterpet” his non-answers to questions from Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) during the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the election.

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FBI head has 'no information' backing wiretap claims, confirms probe of possible links between Russia and Trump associates

FBI Director James Comey today said he has "no information" supporting President Trump's explosive allegations that the Obama administration wiretapped the Trump presidential campaign last year.

During the five-hour hearing, Comey also confirmed an investigation of possible links between Trump associates and Russia, a story line that the president has decried alternately as a "ruse" and "fake news." Comey also indicated that Vladimir Putin hated Hillary Clinton "so much" that he had a "clear preference" for her opponent.

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