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 ComeyBarr predicts progressive prosecutors will lead to 'more crime, more victims' James Comey shows our criminal justice system works as intended Trump says he's 'very strongly' considering commuting Rod Blagojevich's sentence MORE and former deputy director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeThe Hill's Morning Report — Will Congress do anything on gun control? McCabe sues FBI, DOJ, blames Trump for his firing McCabe says it's 'absolutely' time to launch impeachment inquiry into Trump MORE, Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrHoekstra emerges as favorite for top intelligence post Trump casts uncertainty over top intelligence role Trump withdraws Ratcliffe as Intelligence pick 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 TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated 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 SessionsDOJ should take action against China's Twitter propaganda Lewandowski says he's 'happy' to testify before House panel The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy 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."