Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee investigating the circumstances that led to the firing of former FBI director James Comey, will meet with special counsel Robert Mueller this week.
According to reports, Chairman of the Committee, Sen.Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, announced last week that a probe would be launched to examine the events that led to the firing of former FBI Director James Comey last month. The Senators on the House Intelligence Committee which is leading the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 campaign, had a private meeting with the special counsel last week to ensure both respective probes do not conflict each other.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) when asked in an interview last week about the possibility for the probes to run into each other. “It’s also possible if congressional testimony outs a cooperating witness who otherwise people don’t know is cooperating ”.
White House also added, “There are a few areas where it’s possible for there to be some conflict and so that’s why we’ve asked for the Department of Justice to set up a deconfliction apparatus of some kind so we can talk to each other.”