Let’s try this again: House panel issues new invitations in its Russia investigation

A month after public testimony revealed that the FBI is investigating possible collusion between the campaign of President Donald Trump and Russia to sway the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the House Intelligence Committee officially has invited two U.S. officials back for a second round of testimony, though this time in closed session.

The office of the committee’s acting chairman on the issue announced Friday that FBI director James Comey and National Security Agency director Adm. Mike Rogers have been asked to return to testify during a closed session on May 2. The letters were sent Thursday.

Back on track.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

At the same time, Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, announced that the committee also has invited former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to appear at an open hearing. That hearing will occur after the May 2 closed one.

It was the abrupt cancellation of those officials’ scheduled March 28 appearance…

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