‘The Briefing Was All On Sensitive Matters’: Sen. Feinstein Tight-Lipped After Comey Meeting
Sen. Feinstein on meeting with FBI Dir. Comey: “This briefing was all on sensitive matters and highly classified” https://t.co/yU56Ikmx8Y
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Following a meeting with FBI Director James Comey, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) briefly spoke to reporters, but gave very little details about what was discussed.
The two top lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee met with Comey after Grassley threatened to hold up the vote on Deputy Attorney General nominee Rod Rosenstein unless the FBI gave his panel a briefing on their investigations into Russian meddling in the election, any potential ties between Russia and President Donald Trump, and Trump’s claims that he was wiretapped by his predecessor.
Speaking to the press after the afternoon meeting, Feinstein stated that she wouldn’t go into the topics that were discussed but praised Grassley’s “tough language” in getting the briefing eventually scheduled.
“This briefing was all on sensitive matters and highly classified,” Feinstein said. “It’s really not anything we can answer any questions about.”
She then let reporters know that she wasn’t going to answer any questions on the briefing, apologizing that she couldn’t give them any info.
It was announced today that Comey will appear on Monday to testify at the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference. It was also noted last night that Comey would advise some members of the Senate if there was an active FBI investigation into Trump-Russia.
Watch the clip above, via NBC News.
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