Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Comey reportedly asked for more resources for Russia probe

Christine Wang
May 10, 2017

FBI Director James Comey had asked last week for more resources for the agency's investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election, according to multiple media reports on Wednesday.

The New York Times, citing three officials with knowledge of the meeting, reported that Comey made his appeal last week in a meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the person who signed the memo recommending the director's dismissal.

The Washington Post, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and NBC News all confirmed the Times' reporting.

A Justice Department spokesman told CNBC that the Times report was "totally false."

But a senior congressional official with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC that Comey had told members of Congress that he had requested more staff and money for the investigation.


Comey had previously confirmed that the FBI's probe of Russia's role in the presidential election would also look into potential connections between Trump's campaign and Moscow.


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