Ex-director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey has no doubt that Russia was trying to intervene in the election of the U.S. president in 2016, and hack the election computer systems.
“Without a doubt,” said Comey at a hearing in the Senate Intelligence Committee of the U.S. Congress, answering a question from one of the senators.
Comey also said that he first learned about possible Russian attacks on U.S. institutions in the summer of 2015.
“The first information on cyber attacks related to Russia I received in late summer 2015,” Comey said.
He also said that the FBI can provide evidence of Trump’s ties with Russian officials, not related to elections.
“Of course,” he answered the question of Committee Chairman Richard Berra (a Republican from North Carolina) about whether there is any possibility that the FBI can find evidence of (Trump’s) ties with Russia, unrelated to last year’s U.S. elections.