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FBI director James Comey raised the specter of a new political scandal in Washington DC after refusing to answer a question from Oregon Senator Ron Wyden on whether the President-elect is under investigation over reports of his ‘Russian ties.’
During a Senate hearing on alleged ‘Russian hacking’ of the recent US election, the Oregon Democrat brought up media reports claiming that the incoming Trump administration has extensive ties with Moscow, and directly addressed the FBI director. “My question for you, Mr. Comey, is, has the FBI investigated these reported relationships, and if so, what are the FBI’s findings?” Wyden said sternly at the beginning of the exchange. “I would never comment on investigations, whether we have one or not, in an open forum. So I can’t really answer it one way or another,” Comey responded shortly. Wyden seemed unfazed that Comey dodged the question and quickly moved on to the next line of inquiry. “Will you provide an unclassified response to these questions and release it to the American people prior to January 20?” the senator said. “I’m sorry, will I?” a shaken Director Comey said, requesting clarification of the question. Upon elaboration of the question, Comey provided no color of the situation. “The answer will be the same as I just gave you, I can’t talk about it.” With the same persistence and determination displayed during the 2013 hearing, Wyden pressed on. “I think the American people have a right to know this,” he said at a noticeably elevated volume. “If there is delay in declassifying this information and releasing it to the American people and it doesn’t happen by January 20, I’m not sure it’s going to happen.”