F.B.I. is Investigating Trump’s Russia Ties, Comey Confirms

Matt Apuzzo, Matthew Rosenberg, and Emmarie Huetteman – The New York Times:

The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, took the extraordinary step on Monday of announcing that the F.B.I. is investigating whether members of President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

Mr. Comey’s remarks before the House Intelligence Committee created a treacherous political moment for Mr. Trump, who has insisted that “Russia is fake news” that was cooked up by his political opponents to undermine his presidency. Mr. Comey placed a criminal investigation at the doorstep of the White House and said agents would pursue it “no matter how long that takes.”

Huh. I guess the FISA warrant reported last November was put to use, after all.

It’s usually not the crime that comes back to bite the guilty, it’s covering it up. In this case, though, the crime might be enough.

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