For example, Democrats could ask the former FBI director why he took the meetings with Trump in the middle of an investigation in the first place, or why he waited to flag his concerns. Democrats could also ask Comey about a report that he knew a piece of key information related to the investigation into Clinton’s emails was false and put forth by the Russians. Democrats should treat the hearing as a “fact-finding mission,” Fallon said, “and let the chips fall where they may.”Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, vice chairman of the committee, will kick off the questioning from the Democrats. “I want to know what kind of pressure, appropriate or inappropriate, how many conversations he had with the president about this topic,” Warner told CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “Did some of these conversations take place even before the president was sworn in?”West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who will participate in the questioning as a member of the committee, may demonstrate his independent streak. In an interview with CBS on Monday, he said his constituents want to know: “If you knew or if you thought there was obstruction of justice, why didn’t you act on it?”Congressional Republicans will likely have similar questions regarding the timing of Comey’s memos and why he didn’t share his concerns with members of Congress. Others have raised additional criticisms of the former director.
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