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Senate Intel Chairs Meet With Special Counsel Robert Mueller: Report

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Senate Intel Chairs Meet With Special Counsel Robert Mueller: Report

The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee met on Wednesday with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a meeting that the lawmakers had pushed for since his abrupt appointment last month, CNN reported.

Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Vice Chair Mark Warner (D-Va.) reportedly met with Mueller on Capitol Hill in a secure room, according to CNN. It was not immediately clear what specifically the men discussed.

Warner said last week that he and Burr had scheduled a meeting with Mueller.





The Hill added:

“The meeting came amid a whirlwind week for the intelligence committee, which is among at least four congressional panels investigation possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin, as well as Russia’s broader efforts to influence the 2016 election.

Mueller was appointed last month to head up the FBI investigation into those matters, after Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey. Comey told the intelligence panel last week that Trump fired him to undermine the bureau’s Russia probe.

One question is whether Mueller’s team will share with congressional investigators a trove of memos authored by Comey that detail his one-on-one interactions with Trump. Comey said in his testimony last week that he had handed the documents over to the special counsel.

Warner said last week that he and Burr were in discussions with Mueller about viewing the memos.”




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