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Walker glad FBI investigating 'serious allegations' of Russian interference, Trump coordination

BELOIT, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker said Monday he's glad the FBI and Congress are looking into Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and possible coordination between Trump campaign associates and Russia's government.

"I hope they’re looking into that as a Congress on the campaign as well as the allegation at least made about wiretapping by the previous administration or any of the other things related to that," Walker told reporters in Beloit after an event on Monday.  "They’re pretty serious accusations."

When he was told that FBI Director James Comey told congressional committee members Monday that he had no information to substantiate claims by President Donald Trump that former President Barack Obama wiretapped him before the election, Walker said he wasn't continuing to accuse the administration of doing so.

"I’m not accusing them, I’m just saying those are all things they should be looking into," Walker said. "That's why I appreciate both they and the Congress should be looking into those issues, because any of those allegations would be quite serious."

Walker said he wasn't privy to any more information about the issue than what was in the media.

"I can't speculate as to who is right or wrong on that, but I’ll be watching, just like everybody else," Walker said.
 


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