Comey OK'd to testify; House committee issues subpoenas

Comey OK'd to testify; House committee issues subpoenas

To that end, the committee on Wednesday reportedly issued subpoenas to the NSA, CIA, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for details on any unmasking requests made by former national security adviser Susan Rice, former United Nations ambassador Samantha Power, and former CIA director John Brennan.

The committee issued a statement saying subpoenas related to Russian interference were for Flynn and the Flynn Intel Group LLC, and Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen and Michael D. Cohen & Associates PC.

In a separate statement on Wednesday, Republican Representative Mike Conaway and Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, who are leading the committee's Russian Federation probe, announced subpoenas for Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as well as their firms.

The subpoenas related to the committee's unmasking investigation were issued by Nunes alone. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said the committee "welcomes the testimony of former director Comey" but declined to comment further.

However, Cohen said Tuesday that he would gladly testify if subpoenaed because he has "nothing to hide".

The chairman and vice chairman of the committee, Sen.

It's specifically concerned with three Obama officials: former national security adviser Susan Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan and former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power.

"The big story is the "unmasking and surveillance" of people that took place during the Obama Administration", Trump said in a tweet on Thursday (Friday NZ Time), one day after the committee's Republican chairman subpoenaed the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency.

It's a girl? Venus Williams opens up on Serena's baby
The Argentinian was the more consistent player, and that was the primary reason he was able to overcome Tsonga's power. Must be an interesting feeling to say the least. - Petra Kvitova on keeping her emotions in check.

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the chairman of the committee, created a stir in March when he told reporters he'd seen secret documents that backed President Donald Trump's claims that President Barack Obama had "wiretapped" his offices.

US intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw a campaign of computer hacking, fake news and propaganda meant to swing the election to Republican Trump over his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

On Wednesday, a White House spokesman said all future questions regarding the Russian Federation matter would be handled by Trump's personal attorney.

Cohen's ties with Russian interests came up in February when The New York Times reported that Cohen helped to broker a Ukraine peace plan that would call for the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine and a referendum to let Ukrainians decide whether the part of the country seized by Russia in 2014 should be leased to Moscow. Also, the US Department of Justice recently appointed a special counsel. He began his career with Justice in 1991 at the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of NY. He later joined and ran the Enron Task Force.

Both news organizations attributed their reports to "sources familiar with the matter".

Copyright 2017 SIGNAL. Permission to use portions of this article is granted provided appropriate credits are given to www.signalng.com and other relevant sources.

Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism.

Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

Related Articles

  • Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun 2' is to happen soon!

    Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun 2' is to happen soon!

    Directed by Tony Scott , Cruise played hotshot US Navy pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, who has a unsafe and reckless flying style. Cruise had also said as much during an interview with Graham Norton past year too, adding: "We're discussing it".
    NSW Police await body ID in Leveson case

    NSW Police await body ID in Leveson case

    The Levesons were taken by NSW police to an area of bushland behind two trees just off McKell Avenue in Waterfall. Leveson was last seen outside Sydney nightclub ARQ in September 2007 with Atkins, his boyfriend at the time.
    Malaysia Airlines jet diverted in Australia over bomb scare

    Malaysia Airlines jet diverted in Australia over bomb scare

    Terrified passengers described the moment a man, claiming to have a bomb, was tackled to the ground and restrained on Thursday. Passengers then pounced on the man, held him down on the floor and hog-tied him.
  • Trump vows to 'change' how much Germany gives to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

    Trump vows to 'change' how much Germany gives to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

    Her comments were more measured compared to what she said over the weekend in a Munich beer tent. America's European allies may be starting to feel this way about the United States .
    Trump creates a Twitter 'covfefe'

    Trump creates a Twitter 'covfefe'

    The tweet immediately went viral, with " covfefe " trending on Twitter , and became one of the president's more popular posts. Press Secretary Sean Spicer shed light on what exactly the president meant at a news conference Wednesday.
    Senators asked Comey to investigate AG Jeff Sessions for possible perjury

    Senators asked Comey to investigate AG Jeff Sessions for possible perjury

    Sessions, then a senator, "did not have any private or side conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel". On Wednesday, CNN reported that Congress was investigating if Session met with Kislyak a third time.
  • Putin denies involvement in hacking, hails Trump

    Putin denies involvement in hacking, hails Trump

    President Putin said that Russian Federation didn't do hacking act and "is not planning to do any hacker acts". President Vladimir Putin says the Russian state has never been involved in hacking.
    Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead

    Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead

    The Penguins scored just 10 seconds into the period when Guentzel scored his second of the game off of a perfectly-placed rebound. He's only two points (19) from matching the rookie mark for points in a single playoff, now with 19 points in 21 games.

    Pens, Preds could have same lineups for Game 2 of Cup Final

    Rinne fell to 0-5-0 in five career starts in Pittsburgh and he has never beaten the Penguins anywhere as a starter. For Guentzel, this latest goal-scoring outburst couldn't have come at a better time for both him and the Penguins.
  • How 'Wonder Woman' built a world of women, onscreen and off

    Wonder Woman hadn't made any appearances in live-action feature films until she showed up in last year's Batman v. I don't suppose this will do much damage to the bottom line of the film as it was only opening in 15 theaters.
    Kyrie Irving looks great on the new cover of 'NBA 2K18'

    Kyrie Irving looks great on the new cover of 'NBA 2K18'

    The game is scheduled to be released on September 19 but fans can pre-order a copy of the game for $59.99. Kyrie has earned his spot on the cover after developing into a superstar this past season.
    Cincinnati Zoo to provide news media first look at Fiona

    Cincinnati Zoo to provide news media first look at Fiona

    The hippo can even hold her breath underwater for up to two minutes, but she's still not quite ready to make a public appearance. In addition to growing comfortable in the outdoor habitat, Fiona has also been slowly introduced to her parents.