Ex-FBI Director Comey to testify to U.S. Senate on Russia probe

Wolfe's Jan

(Reuters)-On Wednesday, a Senate committee investigating the roots of the Sonde will present to James Comey (former FBI Director), one of the key figures behind the probe into ties between Russia and President Donald Trump 's 2016 campaign.

The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee will meet Comey, who ousted Trump at 10 a.m. in May 2017.

A FBI investigation into Trump Campaign staff, code-named "Crossfire Storm," is to be debated (14:00 GMT).

The Republicans in the Senate are claiming the investigation which was later forwarded over to Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel, was crafted to discredit the campaign and presidency of Republican Trump.

A monitor of the Department of Justice noticed several mistakes in December but no political partiality at the beginning of the probe by the FBI.

The Senate Committee 's Representative, Lindsey Graham, Trump Supporter, confirmed that she intends to keep Carter Page, a former assistant to Trump, responsible for mistakes, particularly in the FBI warrant demands.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, top democratic in the chamber, denounced the probe into the Chamber as an excuse to target Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee who challenged Trump in the election of November 3.

Earlier this year the Commission conducted public hearings for two other former Crossfire Hurricane leaders, former Deputy Procurator General Rod Rosenstein and former acting General Prosecutor Sally Yates.

One of two committees throughout the Republican Legislature, the Legislature Justice Committee explores the causes of the Russian proceedings.

Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin heads his own, and oversees the Homeland Security Committee of the Senate.

The committee recently determined the thousands of Obama-era officials would investigate and vote in a poll, which Democrats say is meant to promote Trump's bid for re-election.

Mueller's investigation discovered that Russia attempted to intervene with Trump's candidature during the 2016 election and that there were several communications between the Trump team and the Russes.

Mueller pointed out, though, that it did not prove that the Trump campaign and Moscow had a criminal enterprise.

(Jan Wolfe's report; Grant McCool editing)