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James Comey Caught Between GOP, Democratic Agendas During Russia Intelligence Hearing

By Todd Shepherd, Washington Examiner:

FBI Director James Comey on Monday sat through a nearly six-hour hearing in which Republicans pressed him to condemn leaks that have damaged the Trump administration and Democrats encouraged him to explore President Trump’s ties to Russia.

The split showed how neither party is willing to give up ground in the fight over Russia, which has become a focus since late last year, when the U.S. intelligence community said Russia tried to meddle in the U.S. election.

Since then, Trump tried to turn the tables by saying some of the press leaks revealing that story are an even bigger problem. But Comey gave Trump a new problem to grapple with, revealing that the FBI does have an open and active investigation into any coordination between the Trump campaign and agents of the Russian government.

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