As reported in Politico, FBI Director James Comey has confirmed that the the FBI is investigating whether Russia attempted to influence the presidential election. In addition, the FBI is investigating possible links between members of the Trump campaign and Russia.

Comey described it as a “counterintelligence investigation” but said it will “also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.” He noted that the FBI usually does not comment on active counterintelligence investigations but said he was authorized to do so in this case because of the extraordinary public interest.

Comey declined to add any more details, but clearly there must be enough evidence to justify an FBI investigation into this matter.