Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Senate Intel Panel Wants Comey to

Senate Intel Panel Wants Comey to

The Republican chairman of the House oversight committee says he will seek copies of any memos former FBI Director James Comey wrote about his meetings with President Donald Trump.

The Senate intelligence and judiciary committees both sent requests for Comey's documents, detailing his conversations with Trump.

Chaffetz had considered running for a U.S. Senate seat in the past.

Chaffetz, a conservative Republican who was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2008, gained prominence as head of the committee that investigated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was US secretary of state.

The White House responded to the New York Times report by saying that the story was "not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation" between Trump and Comey.

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They called on the White House "to provide records of interactions with former Director Comey, including any audio recordings".

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I, joined in the letter's request as leaders of the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism.

Leaders of the congressional investigations into Russian meddling into the United States election past year are also calling on Comey to testify. "But I still need to speak with him...evidently has a new #", Chaffetz tweeted.

The committee also requested that acting FBI director Andrew McCabe hand over any related documents prepared by Comey about his communications with senior White House and Justice Department officials regarding the Russian Federation investigation - including the so-called Comey memo.

Rep. Chaffetz, of Utah, fired off a letter to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe after a report in The New York Times alleged the president asked Comey to end the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Republicans have been hesitant to even appear to want to investigate events involving the Trump-Russia connection and the Trump White House.

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