Republican chairmen in House ask DOJ to make FBI officials available for interviews

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As a part of their investigations into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of State and possible collusion between associates of the Trump campaign and Russia, the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees are seeking to interview FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and two other agents.

The interviews of FBI personnel would be a part of a joint investigation into the bureau’s actions during the 2016 presidential election.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R.-S.C., the chairman of the Oversight Committee, sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, asking the Justice Department to make McCabe, FBI chief of staff Jim Rybicki and FBI counsel Lisa Page available for transcribed interviews.

According to Republican lawmakers, the FBI has demonstrated an unwillingness to share details regarding its handling of both investigations.

The letter sent by Goodlatte and Gowdy could signal a forthcoming subpoena.

Republicans have placed particular scrutiny upon McCabe due to the bid by his wife for a Virginia state Senate seat and her connections to Virginia’s Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, who donated to her campaign.

McCabe spent nearly eight hours testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday addressing Republican concerns that the FBI is biased against President Donald Trump.

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