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It turns out that, at least in part, Congress created the ten-year term for FBI director "as a cautionary message to the President."
The New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn—a story that dramatically raises the stakes on the question of whether Trump's pattern of behavior constitutes obstruction of justice.
A collection of statements and comments by Senators, Representatives, and former government officials on the president's disclosure of classified intelligence to Russian diplomats.
The Washington Post this afternoon published a stunning story reporting that President Trump disclosed highly-classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during their visit to the Oval Office last week.
The idea of appointing a partisan political figure of any kind to run the FBI under any circumstances should be unthinkable. In the current moment, it must be understood as nothing less than a dangerous corruption of federal law enforcement.
Senate Judiciary Committee Leadership Requests Briefing from DAG Rosenstein and Acting FBI Director McCabe
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein have requested a briefing from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to the full committee on matters related to the Russia investigation, among others. The letter requests that Rosenstein and McCabe contact the committee staff by 5pm today to schedule the briefing.
Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Elijah Cummings and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers have sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein requesting a report on the role of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' role in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, citing Sessions' commitment to recuse himself from investigations into "any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States." The letter is available
Amidst a news cycle seemingly moving at the speed of light, it’s worth noting a few major takeaways from McCabe’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committe this morning.
Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Jason Chaffetz has requested that the Inspector General for the Department of Justice broaden the scope of an ongoing internal investigation into FBI Director James Comey's handing of the Clinton email investigation to include the circumstances surrounding Comey's dismissal.