May 11, 2017 / 3:13 PM / 2 months ago

FBI chief promises to disclose any attempt to stall Russia probe

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FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe details the filing of civil forfeiture complaints seeking the forfeiture and recovery of more than $1 billion in assets associated with an international conspiracy to launder funds misappropriated from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in Washington July 20, 2016.James Lawler Duggan/Files

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI's acting director promised on Thursday to tell the Senate Intelligence Committee of any effort to interfere with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump presidential campaign.

"I absolutely do," acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who leads the agency following President Donald Trump's abrupt firing of former director James Comey on Tuesday, told the committee, which is also investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn

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