Grassley, Feinstein ask for Comey memos

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This week, the New York Times published excerpts from a memo Comey wrote, indicating that Trump had asked for the FBI to drop its investigations into Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser who resigned amid a previous bout of Russia-related scandals.

Chaffetz, who until now has seemed reluctant to investigate the Trump administration, has already scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, May 24, at 9:30 am - the same day the committee is supposed to receive Comey's memos.

"We are writing to request that the Oversight Committee and the Judiciary Committee launch an immediate joint investigation into whether President Donald Trump and his top officials are engaged in an ongoing conspiracy to obstruct the criminal, counter-intelligence, and oversight investigations now being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, and Congress into members of his presidential campaign and their contacts with Russian officials", they stated.

NY [U.S.], May 17: The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said the panel's Republican chairman has extended an invitation to fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to testify publicly before the panel.

The Judiciary committee has requested memos and other documents.

Richard Burr, and ranking Democrat, Sen.

He has been the subject of scrutiny in that role, having been criticized for his handling of multiple investigations into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, including into her role in responding to the 2012 Benghazi attack and her use of a private email server as secretary of state.

Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, tweeted that he's asked Comey to testify at the hearing.

Trump's firing last week of Comey raised concerns about whether the president was trying to sideline the Russia probe, which is examining Russian ties to his 2016 presidential campaign.

Chaffetz rose to national prominence as a public face of GOP efforts to probe Clinton's activities in advance of the 2016 election.

"I think personally, I think we will hear more from my Republican colleagues", Warner said.

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that there had as yet been no political interference in the investigation. The conversation took place after the FBI launched its investigation into ties between Russian Federation and Trump and his advisers.

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