WATCH | FBI Director James Comey testifies before lawmakers.
UPDATE 12:30 p.m. EST:
FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers that Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin forwarded some of Clinton's emails to her husband, former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), and that some of those emails contained classified information.
UPDATE 12:11 p.m. EST:
FBI Director James Comey confirmed that there is an active counterintelligence investigation into the ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
UPDATE 11:18 a.m. EST:
FBI Director James Comey defended his decision to alert Congress that agents were revisiting the Hillary Clinton email investigation less than two weeks before the November election.
Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he concluded it would have been "catastrophic" to have concealed that development from Congress.
Comey said it made him "mildly nauseous" to think he might've had an influence on the 2016 election.
ORIGINAL STORY: FBI Director James Comey will appear again before lawmakers today to testify about possible meddling by Russian operatives in the 2016 presidential election.
Comey has testified on the subject before, appearing on Capitol Hill on March 20 to discuss the FBI investigation into alleged Russian involvement in election tampering and ties between Russian officials and President Trump's campaign.
However, Comey's name has been in the news for a whole different reason this week.
In a rare moment of public candor while at the Women for Women International event in New York on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton blamed Russian hackers and Comey for her election loss, claiming that the latter's letter in part cost her the election.
FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds! The phony...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2017
In response to Clinton, Trump tweeted that Comey was "the best thing" for her.
...Trump/Russia story was an excuse used by the Democrats as justification for losing the election. Perhaps Trump just ran a great campaign?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2017
The U.S. intelligence community has said that Russian operatives did in fact stage a campaign to perpetrate cyberattacks against Democratic political organizations. They also confirmed that Russian operatives released stolen information to undermine Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
Comey has declined to comment on any evidence that has been uncovered.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)
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