Jun 7, 2017

Top Dem: today's hearing needs to include Comey firing

Susan Walsh / AP

Today's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing with top intelligence directors is about intelligence collection under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). But Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) is having none of it.

  • Warner wants the committee to use today's hearing to ask Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about his role in the firing of Former FBI Director James Comey.
  • Warner will question the Director of National intelligence, Dan Coats, and NSA Director, Admiral Mike Rogers about reports that Trump asked them to downplay the Russia investigation.
  • His quote: "Because if any of this is true, it would be an appalling and improper use of our intelligence professionals – an act that could erode the public's confidence in our intelligence institutions."
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