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Acting FBI director, top intelligence officials testify after Comey's firing

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Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and top U.S. intelligence officials testified at a Senate hearing Thursday, two days after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

The panel's Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., asked McCabe if he would commit to informing the committee of any political interference in the Russia investigation, and McCabe responded, "I absolutely do."

"There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date," McCabe said when Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., asked if the firing has disrupted any of the FBI's work.

The scheduled Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on global threats took on more significance with Comey's ouster. He was set to appear at the hearing, but now McCabe takes his place.

Read more:

Comey firing will not derail Russia probe, acting FBI director says

Comey's firing seems 'related' to Russia probe: Senator Warner to intelligence officials

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