Comey, the Russia Probe and the FISA Court’s Role: QuickTake Q&A

The FBI confirmed that it’s investigating Russia’s effort to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, including possible links between the Donald Trump campaign and the Russian government. That’s one of the big headlines from testimony by James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on March 20. It was extraordinary testimony, not least because it may have revealed some of the inner workings of a secretive foreign-intelligence court.

1. Why was this testimony so important?

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