Senate Russia investigators invite Comey to testify, seek documents
- Author: Larry Hoffman May 17, 2017,
May 17, 2017, 23:01
The Senate Judiciary Committee demanded Wednesday that the FBI and the White House turn over evidence relating to former FBI Director James Comey's interactions with President Trump after reports of a memo that Comey was said have written detailing a request from Trump to wind down the Russian Federation investigation. "Please provide these documents by no later than May 24, 2017".
Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee say they expect the panel to ask ousted FBI Director James Comey to testify to Congress. Flynn was later fired by the president after it was disclosed that he had contacts with Russian officials and then misled others about them.
After Trump fired Comey, the president appeared to threaten the former director on Twitter, writing that Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations".
"I think personally, I think we will hear more from my Republican colleagues", Warner said.
FBI Director James Comey is likely to testify in both public and private hearings about his interactions with President Trump.
Republicans, meanwhile, have continued asking questions about the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server a year ago.
On Tuesday, the House intelligence committee also formally requested similar documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
"President has never asked Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn". The article noted that Mr. Comey was known among his closet advisers to document conversations that he believed would later be called into question.
Comey had testified exactly 10 years ago in the Senate about his famous hospital-room showdown with former U.S. President George W. Bush's White House aides at John Ashcroft's bedside, CNN reported. "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the President and Comey", said a White House official. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, who lead Judiciary's subcommittee on crime and terrorism.