Senate Intelligence Committee to The FBI: Give Us The Comey Memos

Senate Intelligence Committee to The FBI: Give Us The Comey Memos

We don't yet know how straight the line is from the FBI's investigation to Comey's dismissal, though Trump did indicate last week that the Russian Federation investigation played a role in his decision.

South Carolina's senior senator wants the FBI director fired by President Donald Trump to testify on reports Trump told him to drop an investigation into an aide linked to Russian Federation. Charles Grassley of Iowa and ranking Democratic Sen.

This, however, requires the support of a majority of members of the House of Representatives. Chaffetz, a Republican, issued the letter following a request to do so in a more detailed letter [text, PDF] signed by the 33 Democrats on the House Oversight Committee and House Judiciary Committee.

Responding to a question, Amash said Wednesday that if Trump, before firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, urged Comey to end a probe of Trump's former adviser Michael Flynn, it could be grounds to begin the impeachment process.

The day after Flynn's dismissal, Tump implored former FBI Director James Comey to drop the FBI's investigation in Flynn, according to memos written by Comey immediately following the meeting.

Authorities said Russian Federation meddled in November's election to benefit Trump. "Memos, transcripts, tapes - the list keeps getting longer", he said. Central to them is the idea of intent or bad goal, or what Trump may have been thinking when he allegedly told Comey in February that "I hope you can let this go".

The letter came after the Intelligence Committee made a similar request for Comey's memos.

Comey's memo - an apparent effort to create a paper trail of his contacts with the White House - would be evidence that president has tried to influence the investigation. Yates was sacked soon after because, the White House said, she refused to defend the president's travel ban in court.

The White House denied Comey's version of what happened, saying that "the president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end an investigation, including any investigation involving Gen. Flynn". "He was concerned", said the associate, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Two days later, Trump left his surrogates out to dry when he stated he was determined to fire Comey "regardless of recommendation", and that he had considered "this Russian Federation thing" before making the decision. Comey said he replied that "I agree he is a good guy" but said nothing to Trump about limiting the investigation.