Comey won’t say if FBI is investigating connection between Russia, Trump campaign

FBI Director James Comey's announcement that his bureau was reviewing new emails possibly relevant to Hillary Clinton's private email server investigation has thrust him into the public spotlight again just days before Election Day. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

FBI Director James Comey's announcement that his bureau was reviewing new emails possibly relevant to Hillary Clinton's private email server investigation has thrust him into the public spotlight again just days before Election Day. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

A Democratic senator is pushing FBI Director James Comey to disclose whether it is investigating any relationships Russia might have had with Donald Trump’s campaign.

Comey was testifying Tuesday before the Senate intelligence committee about the government’s report last week on Russian hacking. The FBI director said he couldn’t comment on whether there is an open investigation into the matter or not.

Several Democrats have criticized Comey for discussing the agency’s ongoing investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server 11 days before the election.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., cited news reports and comments by the Russian foreign minister who said the Russians had contact with people associated with the president-elect’s campaign. Wyden asked Comey to tell the public about any such investigation before Trump’s inauguration.

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