U.S. Senate Democtrats seek details on possible Comey funding

Image result for U.S. Senate Democrats seek details on possible Comey fundingDemocrats in the U.S. Senate have formally requested for details from the Justice Department on any additional funding ousted FBI Director James Comey may have sought to conduct his agency’s probe into possible connections between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Senator Patrick Leahy, the senior Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the senior Democrat on a panel overseeing the Justice Department, made the request in a letter.


A congressional source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday that Comey told lawmakers within the past few days he had asked the Justice Department to make additional resources available – mainly more staffing – for the Russia probe.

Then President Trump fired Comey on Tuesday.

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