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Trump Russia claims: FBI's Comey confirms investigation of election 'interference'

March 20,2017 20:47

He was giving evidence to the congressional intelligence committee. The Trump administration said nothing had changed and there was "no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion". Russia has always denied attempting to influence the US presidential election.



WASHINGTON 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. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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