House judiciary panel subpoenas memos kept by McCabe at FBI

FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, FBI acting director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCabe, the former FBI deputy director fired this year amid repeated attacks from President Donald Trump and a critical Justice Department report, has a book deal. St. Martin's Press announced Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, that "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump" will come out Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed the Justice Department for memos written by former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe.

The committee is also demanding documents related to the FBI's application to monitor the communications of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

McCabe kept memos of his interactions with President Donald Trump. He also documented some conversations with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The memos have taken on new relevance following news reports that Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump and invoking constitutional procedures to remove the president.

Rep. Robert Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican and chairman of the panel, said in a letter Thursday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the documents the committee wants are records the Justice Department "has either refused to produce or has continually delayed producing."

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