Get your popcorn: Senate bringing back James Comey for more testimony in Donald Trump obstruction probe

If you thought last week’s testimony by former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee was beneficial or enlightening, and you’d like to see a sequel, it looks like your wish is being granted. One day after the Senate Judiciary Committee announced that it’s investigating Donald Trump for obstruction of justice, it’s decided to bring back Comey for another round of testimony.

Chuck Grassley, the Republican chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has been allowing Democratic ranking member Dianne Feinstein to make the decisions when it comes to the committee’s investigation into Trump’s obstructive firing of Comey. She sent him a letter requesting such an investigation, and he immediately signed off on it. Now Feinstein has sent a followup letter (link) to Grassley, detailing the witnesses she wants to testify in the probe. Chief among them: James Comey and Jeff Sessions.

Feinstein says she intends to bring Comey back for another round of testimony, this time with direct regard to Donald Trump’s obstruction. Although Comey hasn’t publicly shown any unwillingness to participate, Feinstein says she and her colleagues are willing to subpoena him if necessary. But Feinstein is also targeting Sessions over his refusal to answer questions while testifying before the Senate Intel Committee this week, even as he declined to invoke executive privilege. Feinstein also wants the testimony of NSA Director Mike Rogers, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, among others.

While James Comey’s return engagement may be the most looked forward to of the bunch, the sheer number of major names being called to testify makes clear that the Senate Judiciary Committee is turning its Donald Trump obstruction probe into a major investigation. This runs parallel to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump obstruction, as well as other committees investigating the Russia scandal. If you’re a regular reader, feel free to support Palmer Report


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13 Comments

  1. Merrill on June 15, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    You are truly the bearer of good news! Dare we hope that this is the beginning of the end?

  2. Pingy on June 15, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    LOL, Steven Colbert on Sessions’ refusing to answer: “You can’t just not answer a question in case the president later decides he didn’t want you to answer it. That’s like saying I invoke my right to the 28th amendment, which of course, isn’t written yet but it might be written one day, and it says I don’t have to answer your question!”

  3. Caps_Nats_Skins_Fan on June 15, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    “If you thought last week’s testimony by former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee was beneficial or enlightening, and you’d like to see a sequel, it looks like your wish is being granted.”

    Here are some possible titles:

    Comey 2: I Still Know What You Did in the Oval Office

    A Very Comey Sequel

    Weekend at Comey’s II

    • Bardguy on June 16, 2017 at 10:53 am

      Comey Day 2: Obstruction Boogaloo

  4. Janet Fox on June 15, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Oh yeah!! Comey Day, take 2 :))

  5. claudia on June 15, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Good, Subpoena Comey, then he is protected.
    But he will return, he isn’t like Trump or Sessions, etc.

  6. Kris Macdonald on June 15, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Awesome! Any idea when this might happen?

    • Bill Palmer on June 16, 2017 at 1:43 am

      No dates have been publicly discussed yet.

  7. Patrick White Face on June 16, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Please Keep Me Informed Of The Latest Updates.

  8. Jebler on June 16, 2017 at 9:36 am

    If Sessions goes, maybe I will record it and watch it at home when I can take a drink every time I think he is lying when he stumbles over his words. But, I would probably be passed out within 5 minutes.

  9. Lin Harrington on June 16, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Can, Comey and Sessions sit at the same Table and at the same time. Please…….

  10. Lin on June 16, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Can Comey and Sessions sit at the same table and at the same time. Please………..

  11. Latoyawoods on June 16, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I’m so happy that Jamie gets to come back and testify about what he knows shopping as hell Administration it’s a disgrace to the Democracy of our country and they need to be out the White House

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