Montanans tune into Comey hearing


BOZEMAN, Mont. - People all over the country -- including many in Montana -- tuned in to watch former FBI Director James Comey's hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday morning.

Some said even though they did not watch the entire three-hour hearing Thursday morning they have been keeping an eye on what is going on. They have watched the Russian election tampering scandal unfold since the presidential election season.

Although many are keeping track of what's happening, some told NBC Montana they think there are more important issues closer to home.

"It's just not really affecting me, and I think it's more important to focus on things that you can do in your own community and in your state," resident Hillary Rob said.

Another resident, Paul Hoglund, said, "It's a side show. I think we should be talking about education. We should be talking about infrastructure. We should be talking about law enforcement."

Some Montanans said they would not be surprised if it turns out that Russia did tamper with the presidential election. Like the rest of the country, however, they'll have to wait and see what comes out of the Senate hearings.