Monday, 29 May, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee requests Comey memos-and Trump's recordings of those conversations

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"Nobody knows where this really goes from here", one White House official told Politico, a Washington political news site.

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.

The Republican-led House oversight committee said Wednesday it plans to invite fired FBI Director James Comey to a May 24 hearing, amid questions on whether President Trump tried to interfere with the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 race.

Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and ranking member Mark Warner (D-Va.) struck a bipartisan tone on Wednesday in their request for "any notes or memorandum" regarding communication between Comey and White House or Justice Department officials about Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 election.

The charitable explanation is that the committee just want to be super-duper-thorough; the less charitable explanation is that even though they now feel obliged to investigate Comey's allegations against the sitting president, Republicans are still hoping they can somehow muddy the waters with a much broader, much slower investigation.

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Our request, submitted to the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, comes after The New York Times broke the story that Comey had memorialized his meetings with Trump, including one that took place in February, the day after Flynn was forced to resign amidst revelations he had lied about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

The New York Times broke the story late Tuesday, reporting that Comey had written a memo detailing his conversation with Trump. The request also covers any other documents related to communications between Trump and Comey.

On Tuesday, Chaffetz said he had his "subpoena pen ready" if legal action is necessary to force the release of Comey's memos. A statement issued Tuesday evening did not directly refer to The Times report, but denied that Trump had asked Comey or anyone else to end the Flynn probe. "The president has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations".

In a separate statement issued at the same time, the administration pointed out that McCabe had told a Senate committee last week that the White House has not interfered with the Russian Federation investigation.

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