Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russia investigation

Published July 13, 2020, 12:40 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Associated Press

President Donald Trump’s national security team will appear before a Senate panel Wednesday to discuss gathering intelligence on foreign agents and will likely be asked about Russia’s election meddling and whether the president has tried to influence ongoing investigations.

The Senate intelligence committee will hear testimony from the former FBI Director James Comey the following day. Trump fired Comey in May.

In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017, photo, then-FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. President Donald Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling | AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster | Manila Bulletin
In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017, photo, then-FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. President Donald Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9, ousting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s election meddling | AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster | Manila Bulletin

It has been reported Trump asked two of the witnesses to publicly state there was no evidence that his campaign colluded with Russia during the election.

The top Democrat on the committee has said he will ask Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers about the reports. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will also testify.

 
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