Judiciary Committee to continue Russia probe after Mueller meeting

Judiciary Committee to continue Russia probe after Mueller meeting
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Top members of the Judiciary Committee indicated Wednesday that they will move forward with their own investigation into Russia's election meddling, after meeting with special counsel Robert Mueller.

"We appreciate Special Counsel Mueller’s willingness to meet with us, and both parties have committed to keeping an open dialogue as we proceed," Sens. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyAnother voice of reason retires Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — FDA moves to sell hearing aids over-the-counter McConnell: GOP should focus on future, not 'rehash' 2020 MORE (R-Iowa), Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel Feinstein Ban on new offshore drilling must stay in the Build Back Better Act Senate GOP signals they'll help bail out Biden's Fed chair Jane Fonda to push for end to offshore oil drilling in California MORE (D-Calif.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMcCain: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner had 'no goddamn business' attending father's funeral Mayorkas tests positive for COVID-19 breakthrough case A pandemic of hyper-hypocrisy is infecting American politics MORE (R-S.C.) and Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseUnder pressure, Democrats cut back spending Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by Southern Company — Nations plan to pump oil despite net zero promises On The Money — It all comes down to Bernie and Joe MORE (D-R.I.) said in a joint statement after the meeting. 

They added that they had a "very productive discussion" on how their respective investigations "can proceed without impeding the other." 

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Senators were largely tightlipped earlier Wednesday, upon leaving the meeting with Mueller, noting they would be releasing a joint statement. 

Mueller has been meeting with lawmakers this week to map out boundary lines of the several ongoing investigations. 

He met with the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday evening. 

Mueller, a former FBI director, is in charge of the FBI-Department of Justice investigation into Russia's election meddling, including potential ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow. He's also investigating President Trump for potential obstruction of justice, according to The Washington Post. 

Meanwhile, a Judiciary subcommittee overseen by Graham and Whitehouse is digging into Russia's election interference. 

The full committee is also looking into former FBI Director James Comey's firing, potential contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow, and any moves by the Justice Department — in the Obama and Trump administrations — to interfere with FBI investigations.