Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Senate Intel Committee Wants Comey Memos And Testimony

As for Comey, whom Trump fired last week, the FBI director wrote in a memo after a February meeting at the White House that the new president had asked him to shut down the FBI's investigation of Flynn and his Russian contacts, said a person who had read the memo.

Burr and Warner also called for Comey, who hasn't appeared before the committee since his May 9 firing, to testify in closed and open sessions.

They also asked Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe for "any notes or memorandum" Comey may have written "regarding any communications he may have had with senior White House and Department of Justice officials related to investigations into Russia's efforts". "I hope you can let this go".

Under Chaffetz, the Oversight Committee has gone after Republican and Democratic pet issues alike, including allegations that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaked classified information through her private email server.

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Flynn was ousted as Trump's national security adviser in February after it was revealed he misled the public and top White House officials about about his communications with a Russian ambassador regarding sanctions.

The Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

"The requests follow news reports that Comey authored internal memos following meetings and conversations with President Trump in order to document what he perceived to be improper behavior by the President with respect to ongoing investigations at the FBI", said the committee. "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the President and Mr. Comey".

But the White House has provided differing accounts.

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The New York Times first reported news of the memo on Tuesday.

"President has never asked Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn".

A pair of Senate committees, meanwhile, wants more information about Comey's interaction with President Trump. No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.

And lawmakers have alleged that the sudden sacking was an attempt to stifle the bureau's investigation into Trump associates' ties to Russia's meddling in the campaign.

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