A Senate Judiciary Committee is postponing the nomination of FBI director nominee John Brennan for a month, citing the need to review Brennan’s record and his nomination to the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The panel, led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., will hold a confirmation hearing for Brennan on Feb. 13.
The delay was first reported by the New York Times.
Feinstein said she will ask Brennan to explain why he has not recused himself from any investigation involving Russia or its possible involvement in the 2016 election.
Feinstein told the Times that she plans to ask Brennan if he is a co-conspirator in any criminal conduct.
The Judiciary Committee will not be holding a hearing on the nomination until after the Senate confirms Brennan to his current post.
Brennan is nominated to the post of FBI chief by the Senate on Feb 14.
He is the third person to be confirmed to the position.
The Senate confirmed the other two nominees on Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.