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Former FBI director James Comey, after testifying before Congressional committees, ripped Donald Trump for undermining the rule of law and Republican lawmakers for trying to “slink away into retirement” without standing up to him.

Comey answered questions behind closed doors for an inquiry into the FBI’s actions during the 2016 election, which he said focused on Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Steele dossier.

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Members of Congress are set to visit a border station where a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl was treated before she died. But the Department of Homeland Security has told the lawmakers they will not be allowed to speak with Customs and Border Protection agents involved in detaining the girl, Jakelin Caal, BuzzFeed reported.

The refusal frustrated the lawmakers, and Rep. Joaquin Castro warned that if the agents do not speak to the group, they can expect to be called to testify when Democrats take control of the House next year.

On Tuesday, the @HispanicCaucus will lead a delegation to #Lordsburg Station in #Lordsburg, #NewMexico to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of #JakelinAmeiRosmeryCaalMaquin. Any Members of Congress interested in attending, please contact @HispanicCaucus.

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Source: theguardian