Senate Intel requests more testimony from Comey, McCabe

Senate Intel requests more testimony from Comey, McCabe
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The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent letters requesting testimony from both former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyComey: 'Truth exists and truth matters' Lieu: Giuliani saying 'truth isn’t truth' is another step toward 'authoritarianism' Santorum: Mueller could avoid charges of McCarthyism by investigating DOJ, FBI MORE and former deputy director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeTrump renews calls for Mueller to investigate Clinton Trump aides discussed using security clearance revocations to distract from negative stories: report White House drafts docs for Trump to revoke more security clearances: report MORE, Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrClapper: Brennan's rhetoric is becoming an issue Top Republican: Senate panel not ready to wrap up Russia probe White House weighs clawing back State, foreign aid funding MORE (R-N.C.) told reporters on Wednesday
 
The requests are for testimony in both open and closed sessions, Burr said, and neither has yet responded.
 
Both officials have testified before the Senate Intel panel since President TrumpDonald John TrumpArizona GOP Senate candidate defends bus tour with far-right activist Alyssa Milano protests Kavanaugh in 'Handmaid's Tale' costume Bomb in deadly Yemen school bus attack was manufactured by US firm: report MORE took office — Comey in a blockbuster appearance shortly after his dismissal last spring and McCabe the following month. 
 
The news of the request comes just days after the Justice Department inspector general (IG) released a deeply critical report documenting the bureau's handling of the Clinton email investigation, in which he criticized Comey's decisions in that probe as "insubordinate" and "extraordinary."
 
Earlier this spring, the IG also released a report on McCabe's conduct that concluded that the former official provided an unauthorized leak to the media and then misled investigators — and Comey — about the matter.
 
McCabe was dismissed by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSantorum: Mueller could avoid charges of McCarthyism by investigating DOJ, FBI 8,000 new ways the Trump administration is undermining immigration court independence Watergate's John Dean rips Trump: I doubt you have any idea what McGahn told Mueller MORE in March after the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility found that the 20-year veteran made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and "lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions."