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Trump keeping tabs on Russia hearing, tweeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is keeping tabs on the congressional hearing on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. He's tweeting that the FBI and National Security Agency are telling Congress that Russia did not influence the electoral process.

 

4th District Congressman Jim Himes asked FBI Director James Comey, in an unusual situation, to respond to presidential tweets in the middle of his testimony.

 

Himes read the President’s tweet to Comey, because it seemed to differ with what the FBI Director said.  Comey told members of the House intelligence committee that the FBI has offered no opinion, and has no view and no information, on the potential impact on the election because that's not something the FBI looked at.

 

Comey did say earlier in the hearing, however, that there is no evidence that Russian meddling resulted in changes of any vote tallies.



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