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 BurrTexas Democrat Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson announces retirement at end of term On The Money — IRS chief calls for reinforcements Burr brother-in-law ordered to testify in insider trading probe 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 WarnerFive Senate Democrats reportedly opposed to Biden banking nominee The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - House to vote on Biden social spending bill after McCarthy delay Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — US mulls Afghan evacuees' future 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.