Senate Intel requests more testimony from Comey, McCabe

Senate Intel requests more testimony from Comey, McCabe
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The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent letters requesting testimony from both former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyGraham on Syria: Trump appears 'hell-bent' on repeating Obama's mistakes in Iraq Trump hits back at Graham over Syria criticism Comey says he has a 'fantasy' about deleting his Twitter account after end of Trump term MORE and former deputy director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeBrendan Gleeson lands Trump role in CBS miniseries based on Comey memoir Judge tells DOJ to charge McCabe or drop investigation McCabe says he would 'absolutely not' cut a deal with prosecutors MORE, Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrSenate Intel chair: Whistleblower hasn't agreed to testify before panel Juan Williams: Trump, the conspiracy theory president Blood cancer patients deserve equal access to the cure MORE (R-N.C.) told reporters on Wednesday
 
The requests are for testimony in both open and closed sessions, Burr said, and neither has yet responded.
 
Both officials have testified before the Senate Intel panel since President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP congressman slams Trump over report that U.S. bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters US to restore 'targeted assistance' to Central American countries after migration deal Trump says lawmakers should censure Schiff MORE took office — Comey in a blockbuster appearance shortly after his dismissal last spring and McCabe the following month. 
 
The news of the request comes just days after the Justice Department inspector general (IG) released a deeply critical report documenting the bureau's handling of the Clinton email investigation, in which he criticized Comey's decisions in that probe as "insubordinate" and "extraordinary."
 
Earlier this spring, the IG also released a report on McCabe's conduct that concluded that the former official provided an unauthorized leak to the media and then misled investigators — and Comey — about the matter.
 
McCabe was dismissed by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump attacks Sessions: A 'total disaster' and 'an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama' Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Washington Times after story on her 'high-dollar hairdo' Trump's tirades, taunts and threats are damaging our democracy MORE in March after the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility found that the 20-year veteran made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and "lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions."