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 ComeySaagar Enjeti ponders Hillary Clinton's 2020 plans The shifting impeachment positions of Jonathan Turley Push to investigate Bidens sets up potential for Senate turf war MORE and former deputy director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeDOJ watchdog expected to say FBI erred, but absolve top leaders of anti-Trump bias: report CNN's McCabe restricted from talking about DOJ IG report The curious timeline for taking down Trump MORE, Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrSenate passes bipartisan bill to permanently fund historically black colleges NC rep explores Tillis primary challenge Trump legal team gears up for Senate impeachment trial in meeting with GOP senators 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 TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments 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 SessionsThe shifting impeachment positions of Jonathan Turley Rosenstein, Sessions discussed firing Comey in late 2016 or early 2017: FBI notes Justice Dept releases another round of summaries from Mueller probe 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."