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House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

Posted June 9

House and Senate investigators fired off a series of requests after former FBI Director James Comey's testimony, seeking memos of his private discussions with President Donald Trump and any records the White House kept of their discussion.

The leaders of the House Russia investigation, Reps. Michael Conaway, a Texas Republican, and Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, sent a request Friday directly to Comey for copies of his memos. They sent a separate request to Trump's White House counsel, Don McGahn, for any record the White House had of their meetings.

The House requested 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 Comey's memos. Richman confirmed Thursday that he was the friend Comey testified who had discussed the memos with the press.

The leaders of the Senate judiciary's probe sent Richman the request Thursday and asked he provide it by Friday. Richman had not complied with the request yet, as of later Friday afternoon, according to a committee spokesman.

The Senate judiciary committee sent a request for Comey's memos from the FBI on and a separate request to the White House for any records kept by Trump, on May 17.

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