Acting FBI Chief Tells Congress That Bureau Won’t Bend to Pressure From the White HouseAndrew McCabe assures the Senate Intelligence Committee during Thursday morning's hearing that “the work of the men and women of the FBI continues despite any changes in circumstance."
9:56 a.m. PDT: The public portion of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing has ended, but viewers were able to tune in to the testimony of acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe. He told Congress that “the work of the men and women of the FBI continues despite any changes in circumstance” — meaning the firing of Comey.
McCabe also promised the panel that he would inform Congress if the White House made an effort to impede future investigations. Watch clips from McCabe’s testimony below:
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe: “I don’t believe there is a crisis of confidence in the leadership of the FBI.” pic.twitter.com/7foDEpsuFX
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 11, 2017
Andrew McCabe says the Russia investigation is “adequately resourced,” but says he will seek more if needed https://t.co/PSYLGdk7Yb
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 11, 2017
Watch: Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe says “you cannot stop” agency from doing its job. https://t.co/uGBaviJNmz
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 11, 2017
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Earlier: The hearing began about 7 a.m. PDT with a declaration that the meeting would not focus on Russia probes, but some in the media speculated that it could shed some light on President Trump’s firing of former FBI chief James Comey this week. Earlier this year, Comey had confirmed publicly that the agency was investigating the Russian government’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election.
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