The former FBI director James Comey agrees to speak to lawmakers about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections
Should be interesting…
Plan on a whole lot more than Russia interference. The White House has been thrown into turmoil by a succession of stunning allegations against the president this week, including that he may have obstructed justice by asking Comey to drop an investigation into one of his top advisors.
James Comey, the former FBI chief whose firing by President Donald Trump has triggered uproar, has agreed to testify publicly about Russian interference in the 2016 elections, lawmakers said.
“I hope that former Director Comey’s testimony will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the president,” the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, said in a statement.
“Director Comey served his country with honour for many years, and he deserves an opportunity to tell his story. Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it.”
On Thursday, Trump declared himself the victim of the “greatest witch hunt” in American political history and denied allegations of collusion.
“There is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself, and the Russians – zero,” Trump told reporters.
No date has yet been set for the open session hearing, though the statement said it would take place after the Memorial Day holiday on May 29.