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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 BurrSenate confirms SEC chief Gensler to full five-year term A proposal to tackle congressional inside trading: Invest in the US Former Gov. Pat McCrory enters GOP Senate race in North Carolina 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 WarnerLawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' Manchin throws support behind union-backed PRO Act New US sanctions further chill Biden-Putin relations 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.