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Sen. Grassley: Judiciary Committee Investigating Comey's Firing

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By    |   Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017 08:32 PM

The Senate Judiciary Committee is now investigating what took place regarding James Comey's firing as FBI director, committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley confirmed Wednesday.

The Iowa Republican wrote a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and told her he agreed that a probe of why President Donald Trump fired Comey is needed.

"You and I agree that the American people deserve a full accounting of attempts to meddle in both our democratic processes and the impartial administration of justice," Grassley wrote to Feinstein. "The Judiciary Committee has an obligation to fully investigate any alleged improper partisan interference in law enforcement investigations.

"It is my view that fully investigating the facts, circumstances, and rationale for Mr. Comey's removal will provide us the opportunity to do that on a cooperative, bipartisan basis."

Grassley added that Comey's insistence that Trump seemed to put pressure on him to force the FBI to drop its Russia investigation "is extremely troubling."

"There should be no improper interference with FBI investigations to favor any elected official or candidate of either party," he wrote. "The Committee has an obligation to pursue all evidence of such misconduct."

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump-Russia matter is now looking at whether the president obstructed justice.

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