FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe testified for more than 16 hours this week during two sessions in front of members of the House Intelligence, Oversight, and Judiciary committees, and several Democrats and Republicans told CNN on Thursday that McCabe detailed conversations and communications he had with his onetime boss, former FBI Director James Comey.
McCabe discussed matters related to the FBI's investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, CNN reports. He revealed during private testimony before the House Intelligence Committee that Comey told him about the troubling conversations he had with President Trump shortly after they happened, three people with knowledge of the matter told CNN, and this points to McCabe being able to corroborate Comey's testimony that he briefed senior colleagues about his interactions with Trump.
When McCabe spoke to the House Judiciary and Oversight committees on Thursday, Republicans focused on asking McCabe about how the FBI handled the investigation into Clinton's email server and internal FBI communications regarding the case, CNN reports, and they weren't happy with his responses. Democrats were frustrated by the GOP's line of questioning, with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) saying, "All this time on Clinton emails and dragging the FBI in to talk about Clinton instead of the real crime: Russian interference in our democracy."