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McCabe: 'Great Number of Folks' From FBI Working for Trump-Russia Special Counsel

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By    |   Thursday, 22 Jun 2017 09:48 AM

The acting chief of the FBI said Wednesday the bureau is lending "a great number of folks" to assist the special counsel investigating Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election.

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who replaced the ousted James Comey in May, said before a House appropriations subcommittee that the FBI is lending special counsel Robert Mueller as much support as he requires.

"We have a great number of folks that have already been detailed to that team and I have assured Director Mueller that we will do everything necessary to deliver the resources and meet the needs that he has to do that work," McCabe said, according to Politico

The FBI did not immediately respond to Politico with details of the agency's assistance, and a spokesman for Mueller declined to say any more than a budget is being worked on.

McCabe added before the subcommittee that the FBI is currently coordinating with Mueller's team.

"I've had many, many interactions with the special counsel and his representatives. In fact, we are meeting in the next 24 hours to discuss exactly that," he said, though he emphasized that the FBI will continue its own counterintelligence work, including work related to Russia.

"The FBI continues to maintain responsibility for counterintelligence issues against all of our foreign adversaries. We still do work in the Russia counterintelligence space, but we're careful to leave for the special counsel, what is the special counsel's," McCabe said.

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The acting chief of the FBI said Wednesday that the bureau is lending "a great number of folks" to assist the special counsel investigating Russian influence on the presidential election.
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