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Donald Trump goes on defense amid report of FBI investigating Russian ties

Posted at 8:39 PM, Jan 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-10 20:40:19-05

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump is firing back at a report that the FBI is investigating ties between Russia and his presidential campaign.

Trump took to social media Tuesday night denouncing an ABC News report that the FBI was investigating the allegations.

Classified documents were presented to President-elect Trump and President Barack Obama last week including allegations that Russian operatives have compromising personal and financial information about Trump.

Citing policy,  FBI Director James Comey has told Senate lawmakers he won’t say if the bureau is investigating the allegations.

Comey testified Tuesday in a hearing looking into what intelligence agencies say was Russian election hacking.

ABC News cites an FBI official saying the allegations were “too explosive and salacious” to not be investigated.