The Senate Intelligence Committee has reached a partnership to take delivery of memos compiled by former FBI Director James Comey detailing his interactions with President Donald Trump, Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told POLITICO on Wednesday.
It ended up being a receptive wonder if Congress would access the memos, which several committees in the place and Senate have demanded to find out.
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Comey, who testified before Burr’s panel latest research by, kept detailed memos about his meetings with Trump, including one inch which he says Trump expressed a wish for any FBI to drop its investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Comey’s testimony on the stock market led some Democrats to accuse Trump when you attempt to obstruct justice by firing the FBI director when he probably would not close around the probe, an accusation the FBI is actually reportedly investigating.
“I’ve had a commitment,” Burr said when asked whether his panel would access the documents. Asked who gave him that commitment, the senator responded: “I’m not going to tell you.”
He said he could be “fairly certain of the timeline” for getting the memos and suggested it may be soon. “It does us bad things later,” he quipped.
Burr’s panel does a lot of its are employed in secret, so it will be unlikely he previously release the memos towards the public.
Burr and his panel’s ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, met earlier this year with special counsel Robert Mueller, who had been tapped to supervise the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling after Trump fired Comey.
During his testimony, Comey acknowledged providing his memos to the friend – later referred to as Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman – so Richman could discuss these with a reporter.
Richman has since said he returned the memos on the FBI.