FBI Director Wray and Deputy AG Rosenstein met with Intel Committee leaders, NBC News reports

Key Points
  • Wray and Rosenstein were seen leaving Hart Senate Office Building.
  • The men had met with Senate Intelligence Committee leaders Richard Burr and Mark Warner.
  • The subject of the meeting was not immediately clear.
Christopher Wray testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be the next FBI director on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 12, 2017.
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FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein met with Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va., NBC News reported Wednesday, citing a senate aide.

Wray and Rosenstein were seen leaving the Hart Senate Office Building.

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Burr is the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Warner is the ranking member. The subject of the meeting was not immediately clear.

Wray was confirmed as FBI director last year, replacing Andrew McCabe, who took over as acting director following President Donald Trump's May firing of James Comey. Rosenstein, meanwhile, appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russia probe after Trump fired Comey. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation early in 2017.

NBC News' Alex Moe later reported that Wray and Rosenstein also met with Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, earlier this morning, citing a person with direct knowledge of the meeting.

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The meeting comes after the recent release of the full testimony from Fusion GPS Co-Founder Glenn Simpson with the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the infamous Trump-Russia dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.