Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Growing GOP Calls For Comey To Testify Following Bombshell Report

As the House Intelligence Committee huddled behind closed doors in the basement of the Capitol Tuesday night to get briefed by the head of the CIA on the last Trump scandal—revelations that he revealed highly classified information to Russian officials—a new scandal broke.

The New York Times published a report, confirmed by a host of other news outlets, that Trump had pressured former FBI Director James Comey to drop his investigation of former White House national security adviser Mike Flynn—who the Justice Department believed to be compromised by the Russians. Notably, Comey had written a reportedly detailed memo about the Oval Office encounter with the President.
As lawmakers scrambled to make sense of the news, calls for Comey to testify before Congress grew louder, from Republicans as well as Democrats.
I hope that we can get Comey to come up here and testify,” said Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the chair of the House Republican Conference.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member on the Intelligence Committee, agreed.
“We know enough to bring the Director back to testify, ideally in open session, before our committee, and share what he knows about the president’s conversations with him about any of the Russia investigations,” he told reporters following the closed-door intelligence briefing.
Schiff also called for Congress to subpoena both the memos Comey reported wrote immediately following each of his meetings with Trump, as well the “tapes” Trump claimed to possess of their encounters. Read full story here 

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