While appearing on Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, fired FBI Director James Comey said that a February New York Times story claiming repeated contacts with Russia on the part of the Trump campaign was false.
This story makes very vague claims about repeated contacts between members of Trump’s team and senior Russian intelligence officials, and the story also asserts that these communications, which allegedly took place back in early 2016 when the Russians first hacked the DNC, formed the basis for an investigation into Trump associates.
Comey summarized the whole thing by saying:
‘The challenge, and I’m not picking on reporters, about writing stories about classified information is the people talking about it often don’t really know what’s going on, and those of us who actually know what’s going on are not talking about it.’
Watch video of Comey’s remarks on this matter below.