FBI Assistant Director Andrew McCabe said he is “not aware” of former Director James Comey requesting additional resources for the Russia probe, conflicting with reporting by the New York Times.
During the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday, Sen. Susan Collins asked McCabe if he could confirm reports that Comey requested resources from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for the Russia investigation just a few days before he was fired.
McCabe explained that not only was he “not aware” of such a request, but that the FBI makes resource requests to Congress, not the Office of the Attorney General.
Additionally, McCabe believes the U.S.-Russia investigation is already “adequately resourced.”
The New York Times said Wednesday that sources told them Comey had made the request to Rosenstein, who wrote the justification for Comey’s dismissal.
Sarah Isgur Flores, spokesperson for the Department of Justice, told The Daily Caller that the report was “totally false.”