The FBI confirmed the investigation of the influence of Russia on elections of the President of the United States

The Director of the Federal Bureau of investigation United States (FBI), James Comey for the first time officially confirmed that the investigation is ongoing “Russian intervention in elections,” reports The Washington Post.

Komi said that to make this statement it authorized the U.S. justice Department. According to him, the investigation for the origin of “any” ties between the election of US President Donald trump with the Russian government.

“The Ministry of justice has authorized me to confirm that the FBI is part of the efforts of the U.S. intelligence community is investigating the efforts of the Russian government’s intervention in the presidential election of 2016. This includes investigating any links between the persons associated with his campaign trump, and the Russian government, and the question of whether there was any coordination between his campaign and the efforts of Russia,” said Komi.

The corresponding statement Komi made during his speech before the intelligence Committee of the U.S. house of representatives, notes The Washington Post.

Earlier last week Komi privately informed the congressmen that there were no grounds for accusations of trump in relations with the Russian government was not, said the newspaper.

During his speech, Comey has stated that the policy of the FBI not to comment and did not confirm the investigation, particularly if it is classified material. However, the Director of the FBI, in some cases, if required by national interests, can be made the exception.

Komi did not provide details and refused to say whose validity is examining the FBI as the investigation is still ongoing.