US House panel seeking more testimony from FBI, NSA chiefs in Russia probe

Devin Nunes crosses paths with reporters as he departs Speaker Paul Ryan's office at the US Capitol, March 24, 2017.
Devin Nunes crosses paths with reporters as he departs Speaker Paul Ryan's office at the US Capitol, March 24, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will ask the directors of the FBI and the National Security Agency to appear in a closed session in its probe of allegations of Russian interference in US elections and US spy agency surveillance of President Donald Trump's team, the head of the panel said on Friday (March 24).

Devin Nunes also told reporters that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's lawyers informed the committee that he is volunteering to be interviewed by the committee, and that the panel will work with his lawyers to decide whether the interview would be open or closed to the public.

The committee hopes to hold a closed session with Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and NSA director Michael Rogers on Tuesday.