Two top Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday asked the Justice Department to provide any information it has on a reported request from former FBI Director James Comey for additional resources to conduct an investigation into Russia’s election meddling.
The letter from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the vice chairman of the committee, and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) cites Wednesday reports that Comey asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for more resources to conduct the Russia probe before his abrupt ouster.
Leahy and Shaheen asked for information on any request Comey made and when the resources would be needed, as well as for information on whether the request was also sent to the White House or Congress.
The senators further asked for information on any response to requests Comey may have made. The senators said that they need the information to properly assess what funding is needed for the DOJ in the 2018 budget.
Read the letter below: