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- May 2017
On March 20, 2017, during public testimony to the House Intelligence Committee, FBI director James Comey confirmed the existence of an FBI investigation into Russian interference and Russian links to the Trump campaign, including the question of whether there had been any coordination between the campaign and the Russians. He said the investigation began in July 2016 and was "still in its early stages". Comey made the unusual decision to reveal the ongoing investigation to Congress, citing benefit to the public good.
Comey's public confirmation of a FBI investigation.