Former Director of FBI Comey to testify in House's GOP probe


Former Director of FBI James B. Comey, in the center, walks through the building of the Rayburn House Office to testify before the reform committees of the judiciary and the control body of the Chamber the Friday. (Al Drago / Bloomberg)

Former FBI Director James B. Comey met behind closed doors on Friday with members of two House panels as part of a politically controversial investigation into the conduct of federal officials during investigations into alleged links with President Trump's Russia and the e-mails of Hillary Clinton.

The House probe, which was driven exclusively by the GOP, is coming to a close by the end of the year. This is when the control of the Judiciary and Supervisory and Government committees will move to House Democrats, who are determined to reduce, or at least change the center, the probes they say are designed to undermine the forces of The order whose work informed the special advisors Survey of Robert S. Mueller III.

The testimony of Comey is probably one of the last sessions that the common panels will hear. The former director of the FBI initially insisted on making public testimonies, but accepted the interview behind closed doors and launched a legal challenge to a subpoena by the president of the chamber selection committee. , deputy Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), provided a transcript of the interview released. The former Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, who Goodlatte also sued last month, should appear for a closed-door interview within the week.

The interviews with Comey and Lynch are not able to satisfy many Republican members of group members who are closely allied with President Trump. They are much more concerned with seeing the joint probe once again interview Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. Legislators like Reps. Mark Meadows (RN.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who will become the Republican of the Supervisory Committee the next year, are particularly interested in asking Rosenstein to explain the comments that, according to reports, have done to colleagues suggesting that they record conversations with Trump and possibly try to remove it from the office using the procedures outlined in the 25th Amendment.

Jordan and Meadows have also tried to incriminate Rosenstein in the past for failing to comply with the Congress's demands for investigations by the FBI and the Trump and Clinton Department of Justice.

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