Senate panel invites James Comey to testify

Jay Anderson
May 19, 2017

In his subsequent letter to McCabe, Chaffetz said if the report was true and if "Mr. Comey created similar memos, including some that are classified about every phone call and meeting he had with the president", those memoranda raise questions about whether or not the President attempted to influence or impede the FBI's investigation of Flynn.

In a statement, Chaffetz said that he had always meant for his time in Congress to be temporary, and that he's looking forward to spending more time with his family. Then-Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee during an oversight hearing on the FBI on Capitol Hill May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Chaffetz went on to ask for all copies of any existing memoranda written by Comey.

"We're a long ways from a conviction - the fact that we simply have a headline in The New York Times, " Republican Representative Trey Gowdy told Fox News.

Later, the Senate judiciary committee whose subcommittee is also investigating Russian meddling into the U.S. election, requested that the FBI "provide all memos relating to former FBI Director Comey's interactions with his superiors in both the Trump and Obama administrations", according to a statement. "At worst, he has obstructed justice".

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The envoy's office said his team also met separately on Thursday with opposition experts on constitutional and legal issues. In one incident, 27 regime vehicles drove within 18 miles of al-Tanf, which breached the 34 mile radius of the army convoy.

Trump asked Comey to end his investigation of Michael Flynn one day after he fired him, according to a memo written by Comey detailing their discussion.

Trump fired Comey last Tuesday, with the president saying that the move was linked to the Russian Federation inquiry.

"For those that would speculate otherwise, let me be clear that I have no ulterior motives", he said in Facebook post first announcing his decision not to seek re-election.

Israeli intelligence experts are concerned that Trump's sharing of classified info with Russian Federation may have compromised an Israeli agent but don't expect any long-term consequences for intelligence cooperation. "It hasn't recovered from that". Republicans have been hesitant to even appear to want to investigate events involving the Trump-Russia connection and the Trump White House.

"Regardless of [the] recommendation, I was going to fire Comey,"Trump stated".

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