Senate panel meets with special counsel in Russian Federation probe
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 16:36
"And so I asked a close friend of mine to do it", Comey told Sen.
"The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", a spokesman for Trump's legal team, Mark Corallo, said. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the investigators were looking into possible obstruction of justice. Comey was not the anonymous source, nor was "someone else at the Federal Bureau of Investigation", and Comey established in his June 8 testimony, during a back and forth with Sen. The Hill and the Washington Examiner also have stories.
Mueller met Wednesday with the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee in an effort to ensure their investigations don't conflict.
Leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee's Russian Federation investigation are expected to meet with Mueller to discuss its own investigation this week. The offices of panel Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina and ranking member Mark Warner of Virginia have not responded to news of Sessions' offer to testify Tuesday.
It comes a day after lawmakers questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mueller's independence.
"Will the president promise not to interfere, not attempt at any time to order the deputy attorney general to fire Robert Mueller?".
DOUBLE DUTY: Grassley revealed the probe in a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley of Iowa revealed the probe in a letter to his Democratic counterpart, Sen.
"The FBI being our responsibility most of it will deal with the FBI and anything the FBI got to do with Russian Federation and anything else that has been brought up because of Comey's testimony before the committee", Grassley said of what he wanted his committee to investigate. "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" "It is my view that fully investigating the facts, circumstances, and rationale for Mr. Comey's removal will provide us the opportunity to do that on a cooperative, bipartisan basis". Feinstein has asked the committee to investigate Trump's interactions with Comey. Grassley also wants the investigation to look at Obama attorney general Loretta Lynch and whether she influenced the Clinton email scandal investigation.
Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. I know he has his own brand of integrity.