National Security

Acting FBI Director: Russia Investigation Has Not Been Impeded, Has Adequate Resources

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said Wednesday that the firing of James Comey has not and will not interfere with the Russia investigation and the probe's resources remain adequate.

Sen. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.) asked McCabe at the Senate Intelligence Committee about his previous position on whether or not there had been efforts to impede the Russia Investigation in general. Two days after FBI Director James Comey was fired last month, McCabe told Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) there had been "no effort" to impede the probe.

"My intention in providing that answer was whether or not the firing of Director Comey had a negative impact on our investigation," he said. "And my response was then and is now that the FBI investigated and continues to investigate … the Russia investigation in an appropriate and unimpeded way; before Director Comey was fired, and since he’s been gone."

McCabe also verified that the FBI had enough resources and funding when he made his previous statement to carry out the investigation, and still has enough today.

"And you would characterize your quote as ‘no effort to impede on Russian investigation’ as still accurate?" Blunt asked.

"That's correct," McCabe said.