"Fired FBI Director James Comey on Thursday said that Russia “will be back” to interfere in future U.S. elections. “Was the Russian activity in the 2016 election a one-off proposition or is this a part of a long-term strategy? Will they be back?” Sen. Angus King (I-ME) asked Comey. “Oh, it’s a long-term practice of theirs. It’s stepped up a notch in a significant way in ’16,” Comey replied. “They’ll be back.” “I think that’s very important for the American people to understand, that this is very much a forward-looking investigation in terms of, how do we understand what they did and how do we prevent it,” King said. “Would you agree that’s a big part of our role here?” “Yes, sir. And it’s not a Republican thing or a Democratic thing. It really is an American thing,” Comey said."