Senate panel requests any memos, tapes from Comey-Trump meetings
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The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday requested any memos or recordings from President Trump's meetings with former FBI Director James Comey.

Sens. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleySenate locks in hate crimes deal, setting up Thursday passage Conservative House members call on Senate to oppose ATF nominee House votes to extend ban on fentanyl-like substances MORE (R-Iowa) and Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinLawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' Senate Democrats call on Biden to restore oversight of semiautomatic and sniper rifle exports Overnight Defense: Army moves to combat sexual crimes | Eight West Point cadets expelled | Democratic senators want to restrict F-35 sale to UAE MORE (D-Calif.), the top members on the committee, and Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamBipartisan group of senators holds immigration talks amid border surge Senate GOP keeps symbolic earmark ban Overnight Energy: Biden reportedly will pledge to halve US emissions by 2030 | Ocasio-Cortez, Markey reintroduce Green New Deal resolution MORE (R-S.C.) and Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseOvernight Energy: Biden reportedly will pledge to halve US emissions by 2030 | Ocasio-Cortez, Markey reintroduce Green New Deal resolution Democrats seek Barrett's recusal from case tied to conservative backers For a win on climate, let's put our best player in the game MORE (D-R.I.) sent the request to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and White House counsel Donald McGahn. 

The senators want any Comey memos from his investigation into Russia's election meddling and the probe into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' Cuba readies for life without Castro Chelsea Clinton: Pics of Trump getting vaccinated would help him 'claim credit' MORE's private email server that detail his talks with top Trump and Obama administration officials, including Trump, former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden inaugural committee raised M with big sums from billionaires, corporations To confront corporate power, President Biden needs Jonathan Kanter Minneapolis mayor on Floyd: 'Ultimately his life will have bettered our city' MORE, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. 
 
Pointing to reports that Comey frequently documented conversations with memos, the senators wrote that "presumably this means that Mr. Comey created similar memoranda relating to other controversial conversations, whether with officials in the current administration or the prior one." 
 
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They are asking McGahn to hand over any recordings tied to "the FBI’s investigation of alleged ties between President Trump’s associates and Russia, or the Clinton email investigation, including all audio recordings, transcripts, notes, summaries, and memoranda."
 
They added that if the recordings have already been archived, in compliance with federal law, they "make the relevant personnel there aware of the request and authorize them to release the records to the Committee." 
 
Trump hinted last week in a tweet that there could be "tapes" of his conversations with Comey.
 
The New York Times also reported Tuesday that Trump asked Comey to quash an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, citing a memo written by the former FBI chief.
 
Both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee are investigating Russia's election interference. The Intelligence panel has sent a request for Comey to publicly testify before the committee.
 
The Judiciary Committee is also expected to hold hearings tied to Russia's election interference, leaders said in a release. 
 
The push for information tied to the now-closed investigation into Clinton's email server comes after Grassley sent a string of letters during the Obama administration asking for information on Clinton and top aides. The move sparked outrage from Democrats, who accused Grassley of using the committee to help Republicans in the 2016 elections.