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Comey: Russia is still interfering with US politics

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FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that Russia is still involved in American politics.

"Yes," Comey said when asked by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing if the Russian government is trying to interfere with the U.S. system.

Comey had previously testified before the House Intelligence Committee in late March about the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

He said Wednesday that Russia "is the greatest threat of any nation on Earth" to the United States' democratic process "given their intention and capability."

When asked if Russia should still pay a price for interfering, Comey again said, "Yes." And when asked if it was fair to say Russia would attempt to interfere with future U.S. elections, Comey replied, "I think that's fair."

The Senate Judiciary Committee is having separate hearing next week on the Russian influence into the 2016 election.