FBI Director James Comey was seen at the White House on Friday afternoon, and speculation about the nature of his visit is rampant.
Fox Business initially tweeted video of Comey entering the White House, though as of this writing, what he’s doing there is still largely unknown to the media. Trump administration officials would only say that Comey was there for a “routine interagency meeting,” according to ABC News White House correspondent Alex Mallin:
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) March 24, 2017
— Alex Mallin (@alex_mallin) March 24, 2017
Comey’s presence in the White House is noteworthy, as the FBI director announced earlier this week that his agency was conducting an investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged communication with Russian intelligence operatives during the election. CNN recently reported that part of that investigation shows that Trump’s campaign associates, in their alleged talks with Russian officials, signed off on the release of information damaging to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
While in the process of selecting members of his cabinet, President Trump announced that Comey would stay on as FBI director, making him one of a relatively small number of holdouts from the Obama administration still employed in the Trump administration.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a developing story, and more will be added to this article as details emerge.)
Kevin Wallace is a journalist with five years’ experience in print and digital media, and covers politics, media, and culture for the Resistance Report. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.