Inquistr – As Comey meets with congress, tensions rise among both parties

Published by Engagement Labs on March 12, 2017

On March 9, 2016, FBI director James Comey met with eight members of Congress who have been granted security access to the deepest levels of national intelligence. The purpose of their meeting has not been disclosed to the public, but comes after two major events: President Trump’s accusation of the Obama Administration wiretapping his campaign, and Congressman Adam Schiff’s complaint about Comey deliberately withholding sensitive information from ranking members during a private briefing last week.

The group, nicknamed the “Gang of Eight,” includes
names both familiar and unfamiliar to citizens, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Richard Burr and Mark Warner, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Devin Nunes, and the aforementioned congressman Adam Schiff.

Throughout 2016, Comey gained public notoriety for his involvement in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for national security purposes. As Clinton had won the Democratic Party’s Primary in early June 2016, and thus become the Democratic candidate for the general election, her case became synonymous with her image.

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