Report: FBI Has 3 Separate Probes Into Russian Election Hacks

At least three separate investigations into Russia’s alleged election hacking are under way by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Reuters reported Saturday, citing current and former government officials. One of the probes involves Americans linked to President Donald Trump who had contact with Russian intelligence prior to the election, the report said. The FBI’s field office in Pittsburgh is reportedly probing Russia’s involvement in the hacks of the Democratic National Committee, while the San Francisco field office is investigating leaked emails from John Podesta’s account. Sources cited by Reuters said the Pittsburgh case had made the most progress, though there still isn’t enough for an indictment. A separate counterintelligence investigation is being carried out in Washington, with foreign communication intercepts and informants at the heart of the probe. That investigation concerns people and companies thought to have ties to Trump’s team, though no details have been released on the individuals involved.