Former FBI Director James Comey said a New York Times report that claimed that Trump campaign associates contacted Russian intelligence multiple times was false.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) asked Comey if the February 14 article could be characterized as "almost entirely wrong."

"Yes," Comey answered.


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The now fired head of the FBI is currently testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, where senators peppered him with questions on his private conversations with Trump and possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Mr. Comey declined to comment on whether he had evidence at the time the report was published that Trump associates had contacted Russian officials.

The Arkansas senator also asked Comey whether a January 23 Washington Post article reporting that "FBI Reviewed Flynn's Calls With Russian Ambassador" was accurate.

When Comey said he could not confirm or deny in an open setting, Cotton said he would ask him again later in a closed hearing.

Watch the exchange above.


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