FBI Refuses to Share Comey Memos with Congress
- Author: Leroy Wright Мая 29, 2017,
Мая 29, 2017, 21:52
On Thursday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a letter saying it is still evaluating the request in light of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel in the case.
The Post story cited anonymous "people familiar with the investigation", who said the FBI investigation does not mean that Kushner is suspected of a crime.
The chairman of a House oversight committee says the FBI will not be turning over memos and other materials that detail discussions between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump.
The FBI is looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible connections between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Mueller, the former FBI chief, has been appointed as a special counsel to head the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential elections.
House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz told acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe that he wants records of Mr Comey's contacts with the White House and Justice Department dating to September 2013, when Mr Comey was sworn in as Federal Bureau of Investigation director under president Barack Obama. Brower pledged to update the Oversight panel "as soon as possible".
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, first requested the Comey documents on May 16.
The FBI didn't completely rule out handing over the documents but said it was still reviewing Chaffetz's request in light of the Justice Department appointing a special counsel to investigate potential Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.
Chaffetz's letter comes a month before he is scheduled to leave office after abruptly announcing his resignation earlier this year.
"I am seeking to better understand Comey's communications with the White House and Attorney General in such a way that does not implicate the Special Counsel's work", Chaffetz said in his responding letter, Reuters reported.
"(Comey) didn't cut it off saying he would never come, he just said he wanted to speak with Mr. Mueller before committing to any sort of public testimony", Chaffetz said.