Sen. Tim KaineTim KaineTrump supporters call for Kaine's son and other protesters to be prosecuted Senators demand Pentagon action after nude photo scandal RNC drops six-figure ad buy for Supreme Court, healthcare fight MORE (D-Va.) said Wednesday he expects FBI Director James Comey to announce the FBI is investigating possible ties between Russia and Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump to undo Obama's climate change agenda Kushner met Russian bank executives: report Trump tweets: 'Trump Russia story is a hoax' MORE's presidential campaign, transition and administration.
“I think many of us are expecting that [Comey] will say, ‘Yes, the FBI is looking at it.’ That’s what I expect to hear,” Kaine told CNN “New Day” host Chris Cuomo.
Kaine stressed that the investigation must look into whether the White House is connected to Russia.
The former Democratic vice presidential nominee suggested this investigation would aid and protect U.S. allies in case Russia also tried to interfere with their elections.
“There’s elections in France coming up, there’s elections in Germany coming up. Russia has already been engaged in the Brexit election. They are engaged in the French election to some degree. We have got to give our allies some idea about how they can protect themselves,” he said, referring to Britain's referendum last year on whether to leave the European Union.
Kaine often questioned Trump's ties to Russia during the presidential campaign when he was as Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump tweets: 'Trump Russia story is a hoax' Path to 60 narrows for Trump pick Overnight Cybersecurity: New questions for House Intel chair over WH visit | Cyber war debate heats up | Firm finds security flaws in 'panic buttons' MORE's running mate.