Director James Comey will appear before a Senate panel on Wednesday to possibly discuss new evidence in the investigation on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
According to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse in a statement to Politico, Comey will potentially give a “clearer explanation” of the investigation and provide new evidence before the panel.
Senator Lindsey Graham also confirmed that Comey may be giving lawmakers new information that will be vital to the investigation.
Whitehouse and Graham are members of the Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, a committee which is overseen by the FBI. Both members previously met with Comey on Mar. 2, the day Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions claimed he would abstain from the investigation proceedings.
Whitehouse, a Democrat from Rhode Island, further explained to Politico that Comey may need to go through additional security clearance loopholes before he can reveal more investigation details to lawmakers:
“So, we said look, we’re going to go ahead with our hearing on the 15th, just let us know by then. So, I think he implicitly confirmed that they are looking at this and he said he’d get us a clearer explanation by tomorrow. That was satisfactory to both of us. Comey wanted to have some time to structure his response.”
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