House, Senate committees seek FBI, Department of Justice documents on Comey memos

House and Senate Committees are requesting documents related to the Russian probe from the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) at a dizzying pace.

But with Wednesday’s appointment by Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russian probe, both the House and Senate may be sidelined in their efforts to obtain documents and access to witnesses.

In a joint statement issued Thursday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX.) and ranking member Adam Schiff (D-CA.) confirmed they sent a letter Wednesday night to both the FBI and DOJ asking for documents relating to the Bureau’s ongoing counterintelligence investigation.

They requested documents related to Comey’s firing and any reportedly contemporaneous memos from Comey memorializing his conversations with President Trump.

On Wednesday, two Senate Committees requested the purported Comey memo alleged to detail Comey’s conversations with President Trump.

The Senate Judiciary Committee took their separate request for Comey memos one step further. The committee specified they wanted all Comey memos memorializing conversations with President Trump, former President Obama, Attorneys General Jeff Sessions and Loretta Lynch, and Deputy Attorney Generals Rosenstein, Dana Boente, and Sally Yates.

 

The Senate Judiciary Committee requested any Comey memos related to Trump associates alleged interaction with Russians and the Clinton email investigation. The Senate Judiciary Committee is chaired by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA.).

On behalf of the House Oversight Committee, Chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah also made requests of the FBI for Comey’s memos.

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