Special prosecutor to meet Senate
Send a link to a friend
[June 20, 2017]
By Jonathan Landay
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special prosecutor
Robert Mueller will hold talks this week with senior Senate Judiciary
Committee members to ensure that there is no conflict between his
investigation of potential collusion between Russia and the Trump
campaign and the panel's probe, two congressional aides said on Monday.
Mueller, a former FBI director, will meet on Wednesday with the
committee's Republican chairman, Charles Grassley, and its top Democrat,
Dianne Feinstein, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
They will be joined by Republican Lindsey Graham and Democrat Sheldon
Whitehouse, the chairman and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Crime
and Terrorism, they added. The subcommittee is examining what U.S.
intelligence agencies say was a Russian campaign of influence was
intended to boost Donald Trump's chances of winning the 2016
The discussions will focus on ensuring that the subcommittee's
investigation is not interfering with Mueller's probe, one source said.
Spokesmen for the committee and for Mueller declined to comment.
Mueller also was expected to meet sometime during the week with top
members of the House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee for a
[to top of second column]
Robert Mueller pauses after making an opening statement at the U.S.
Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington,
DC, U.S. on June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing/File Photo
A spokesman and a spokeswoman for the panel also declined to discuss
The special prosecutor met last week with the Republican chairman
and the top Democrat overseeing the Senate Intelligence Committee's
investigation of what U.S. intelligence agencies say
Russia denies that it conducted such a campaign, and Trump denies
there was any collusion between his campaign and Moscow.
(Reporting by Jonathan Landay; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)
[© 2017 Thomson Reuters. All rights
Copyright 2017 Reuters. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,
broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.