By Itunuoluwa Adebo
James Comey, FBI Director has confirmed Russia’s goal in its involvement in the 2016 election: Hurt the US democracy and Hillary Clinton’s campaign while helping Donald Trump.
Comey flat out rejected the suggestion by some Republicans on the White House Intelligence Committee that Clinton’s campaign may have been the real Russian collaborators. According to Comey, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s goal was to undermine the former secretary of state’s candidacy while aiding Trump’s, as U.S. intelligence agencies found in January.
“They wanted to hurt our democracy, hurt her and help him,” Comey said, as he addressed the panel alongside the head of the National Security Agency. Comey also today debunked claims by Trump’s that former president Barack Obama had had him wiretapped.
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