Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are threatening to subpoena FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe next week unless he agrees to appear before their panel, according to a committee official.
They intend on pressing McCabe on topics including his role in the FBI’s investigation into former White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, said the official, who asked not to be identified discussing the members’ plans. Interest in McCabe goes beyond Flynn, however, the official said.
Flynn is believed to be a focus in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in last year’s presidential campaign and whether anyone close to Trump colluded in the meddling.
The efforts to force McCabe to testify is being led by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes. The California Republican has questioned the leaks to the media of eavesdropping conducted by U.S. intelligence agencies on Flynn’s calls with the Russian ambassador. The intelligence agencies have long maintained surveillance on Russian diplomats in the U.S.[contentcards url=”https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-03/house-tax-cut-plan-would-hit-major-roadblock-with-senate-rule” target=”_blank”]