WATCH LIVE – In the first open Senate Intelligence Committee hearing following FBI Director James Comey’s shocking ouster, Comey’s temporary successor said the bureau’s work investigating alleged connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government will continue, and he will blow the whistle if the White House attempts to silence or influence the investigation going forward. WATCH LIVE Acting FBI director McCabe to testify in Comey’s place at Senate.
“You cannot stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing, protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution,” Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe asserted. The committee’s top Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), challenged McCabe directly on whether he will report any future attempted interference to the committee.
“Mr. McCabe: While we don’t know how long you will be acting as FBI Director, my first questions for you, even in this public setting, will be for you to assure the Committee that if you come under any political influence from the White House or others to squash this investigation, or impede it in any way, that you will let this Committee know,” Warner said.
When McCabe answered that he would sound the alarm if that meddling came to pass, Warner responded, “It’s critically important that we have that assurance.”