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Rep. Will Hurd: Let FBI Investigation Into Russia Play Out

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By    |   Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017 02:22 PM

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, cautioned no one should jump to conclusions regarding the ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential elections.

Hurd is a member of the House Intelligence Committee, which heard FBI Director James Comey's testimony that investigators were looking into the Russian government's involvement in the presidential race and any possible ties between people involved in the Donald Trump campaign and Russia.

"Well, it is an ongoing investigation," Hurd told CNN's "New Day" program. "And we wouldn't know until that investigation is complete. We shouldn't read into that statement by director Comey as whether that is an indication of some type of criminal activity, or an indication that there was no criminal activity.

"We know there's an investigation. Let's let that play out and let's not presume guilty or innocent, until this review is done.

"The investigation needs to happen. I know people want more answers. They want it quicker, but these types of investigations are going to take some time. And I think we have an opportunity within the House Intelligence Committee to review some of the other areas, like, the cyber tools that were used by the Russians to hack into the Democratic National Committee."

He said lawmakers need to look at the government's responses in these situations to know how to prevent them in the future.

"And can we provide some lesson learned to our friends in Europe, who are subject to the same kind of activity by the Russian government."

Prior to the hearing, Hurd told ABC News he had seen no evidence to support Trump's claim that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the campaign. Comey later echoed those comments.

"To quote my 85-year-old father ... 'It never hurts to say you're sorry,'" said Hurd, a former CIA agent. "And it's not just sorry to (Obama) but sorry to the (United Kingdom) for the claims — or the intimation — that the U.K. was involved in this as well."

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