House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is calling on GOP leaders to schedule a House briefing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein this week on the circumstances surrounding FBI Director James Comey’s sudden dismissal.
“In the days since the firing of Director Comey, there has been a distressing disparity of information being made available to the Senate but not to the House,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), obtained by POLITICO.
Rosenstein will be on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon to brief all 100 senators. The House is back Tuesday after a week-long district work period.
Pelosi also said Ryan should insist Comey testify in the House in the near future. Comey turned down an invitation from Senate Intelligence Committee leaders to participate in a closed-door meeting Tuesday but sources close to the former FBI chief have said he might be willing to participate in a public hearing.
“I hope that you will insist that Rosenstein brief and answer questions from the full House. I hope you will also insist that Director Comey be accountable to the House as well as the Senate in his presentation,” Pelosi wrote.
“The people’s representatives on both sides of the Capitol must have the opportunity to hear from and interrogate the key figures in the FBI director’s firing,” she added.