Senator Lindsey Graham said that FBI Director James Comey will not appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee today and he might not say anything about whether the FBI is investigating Trump’s ties to Russia as many news outlets are reporting. He has been asked whether there is a criminal investigation of the Trump campaign.
“He has never promised to answer that question.”
Graham said that if Comey says nothing then the Senate Judiciary Committee will subpoena the FBI for information.
Senator Tim Kaine told Cuomo that he expects Comey to come forward:
“I think many of us are expecting that [Director James Comey] will say, ‘Yes, the FBI is looking at it.’ That’s what I expect to hear…When you get to the bottom line of it, we have to understand everything about the ties between Russia, the Trump campaign, the Trump transition, and the Trump administration, especially the degree to which Russia tried to invade the American election — because we have to protect future elections…There’s elections in France coming up, there’s elections in Germany coming up. Russia has already been engaged in the Brexit election. They are engaged in the French election to some degree. We have got to give our allies some idea about how they can protect themselves.”
UPDATE: Grassley and Feinstein say they expect to hear from Comey:
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