Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Comey says FBI is investigating Trump team

In a hearing with the House Intelligence Committee yesterday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed this:

"I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.  That 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. . . .

"As you know, our practice is not to confirm the existence of ongoing investigations, especially those investigations that involve classified matters.   But in unusual circumstances, where it is in the public interest, it may be appropriate to do so.  This is one of those circumstances."

Comey also said that the investigation has been ongoing since last July.    I hope some Democrat member of the Committee asks him why it wasn't in the public interest before the November election, when he called a press conference to talk about the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email use.

That is very disturbing.   Perhaps he has some reason for that difference, but at this point it seems highly suspect that it was not only the Russians who were trying to influence the election.


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