The FBI’s director just confirmed it’s investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia


The FBI investigation means the Russia story isn’t made up, and won’t go away:

FBI Director James Comey has just dropped a bombshell — confirming for the first time that the FBI is investigating links between Trump allies and Russia.

“[The FBI is] 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,” Comey said.

Comey’s comments were a direct rebuke to President Trump, who has long tried to argue that concerns about potential Russian involvement had been ginned up by Democrats for political gain. Comey is now effectively saying his own boss was misleading the American public, and that a formal criminal probe is indeed underway.

It’s important to note that there is still no evidence — as even Democratic critics have been careful to note — that the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin to harm Hillary Clinton and help win the White House.

Still, there is no question that Comey’s comments, delivered during testimony given to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, turn up the heat on the Trump administration considerably.

You can read the rest at Vox.

Or at the Washington Post.

Or the New York Times.

Or Talking Points Memo.

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