President Donald Trump's legal team has still not filed a complaint against fired FBI Director James Comey.
Warner said they have the "first tranche" of documents "and are getting the second tranche". "I'm pleased, I think it's critical information we have to have as part of our review process".
"The committee needs all of these documents to evaluate fully the FBI's and the Justice Department's actions in this situation", committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and crime and terrorism subcommittee chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wrote in their letter. Comey has said Trump told him that he hoped Comey would let go of the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. This, along with Trump's claim that firing Comey took the pressure off him with regards to the Russian Federation probe, have led Congress members, majority Dems, to suggest that Trump may be guilty of obstruction of justice. "We're the oversight committee", he said.
Comey, who was sacked by Trump as FBI Director May 9, told lawmakers earlier this month that he prepared multiple memos documenting conversations with the president that Comey said made him uneasy.
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Warner said he's anxious to see Comey's contemporaneous reflections on his meetings with the president, particularly the Oval Office discussion on Flynn.
"We have a commitment to get appropriate access to the Comey memos", Warner told reporters on Capitol Hill.
Earlier in the day, Burr also said the committee had "a commitment" to access the memos, Politico reported.
Burr's panel does much of its work in secret, so it's unlikely he would release the memos to the public.Warner joked that since he was having a drink with Burr later, he wanted to make sure their statements were in sync.