Senate panel to get Comey memos: report

Senate panel to get Comey memos: report
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The Senate Intelligence Committee has reportedly reached an agreement to get former FBI Director James Comey’s memos detailing his conversations with President Trump.

“I’ve got a commitment,” Committee Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrMcConnell hopes Senate impeachment trial 'not too lengthy a process' Bipartisan senators urge national security adviser to appoint 5G coordinator GOP divided over impeachment trial strategy MORE (R-N.C.) told Politico on Wednesday when asked whether his panel would obtain access to the memos.

Burr declined to say who provided the commitment, the newspaper reported. 

Several House and Senate committees requested the memos after Comey said in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence panel earlier this month that he had authorized a friend to share the contents of one of the memos with a reporter.

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Comey’s friend, identified as Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman, shared the memos with a reporter and has reportedly turned the documents over to the FBI.

Comey said in his testimony before Burr’s committee that the memos included a detailed account of the president asking him to ease off the FBI investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Democrats accused the president of obstruction of justice after hearing Comey’s testimony, believing Trump may have fired the FBI director for not ending the probe into Flynn.

Burr and the panel's vice chairman, Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerBipartisan senators urge national security adviser to appoint 5G coordinator Hillicon Valley: Commerce extends Huawei waiver | Senate Dems unveil privacy bill priorities | House funding measure extends surveillance program | Trump to tour Apple factory | GOP bill would restrict US data going to China Klobuchar unveils plan to secure elections as president MORE (D-Va.), met with special counsel Robert Mueller earlier this month amid ongoing probes into Russia's election meddling.

The special counsel was appointed to lead the federal investigation into possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russia after Comey was fired.