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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 ComeyFBI investigated whether McCabe leaked info about Flynn and Trump to media House Judiciary chairman threatens to subpoena Rosenstein Three reasons Mueller may not charge Trump with obstruction MORE and former deputy director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeFBI investigated whether McCabe leaked info about Flynn and Trump to media Clinton's security clearance withdrawn at her request Rod Rosenstein must recuse himself MORE, Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrCollusion judgment looms for key Senate panel The National Trails System is celebrating 50 years today — but what about the next 50 years? Key conservation fund for parks set to expire 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 TrumpKey takeaways from the Arizona Senate debate Major Hollywood talent firm considering rejecting Saudi investment money: report Mattis says he thought 'nothing at all' about Trump saying he may leave administration 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 SessionsFBI investigated whether McCabe leaked info about Flynn and Trump to media Ex-Senate Intel staffer pleads guilty to lying to feds over contacts with journalists House Judiciary chairman threatens to subpoena Rosenstein 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."