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Investigators seek James Comey memos, tapes

The US’ House of Representatives and Senate investigators have sought from James Comey memos of his conversations with President Donald Trump and any records, including audio tapes, the White House may have of their discussions, amid a raging row over the FBI chief’s firing.

The leaders of the House Russia investigation, Michael Conaway, a Texas Republican, and Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, sent a request directly to Mr Comey for copies of his memos, CNN reported.

They sent a separate request to Mr Trump’s White House counsel, Don McGahn, for any record the White House had of their meetings. The House requested Mr Comey and the White House provide the records, including tapes if they exist, by June 23.

The Senate judiciary committee, meanwhile, sent a request to Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman for Mr Comey’s memos. Prof. Richman confirmed he was the friend Mr Comey testified who had discussed the memos with the press.

AFP