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Senate to question Comey about Clinton, Russia investigations

FBI Director James Comey will face the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday for questioning about his leadership on investigations into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and Russia's interference in last year's presidential election. The New York Times noted this will be the first time Comey has "publicly discussed his role in the Clinton investigation."

Comey has faced criticism for sending a letter to Congress just two weeks before Election Day announcing the FBI had found emails that might be relevant to the Clinton investigation; the emails did not end up changing any conclusions. Clinton on Tuesday said she believes Comey's letter "scared off" potential supporters, contributing to her election loss.