The former FBI-Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the public, sometime after the Memorial Day.
The Committee Chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, the ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner, on Friday announced that Comey, to testify in an open area in front of the Committee. The date for the hearing has not yet been set.
Burr says the Committee, from Comey on his role in the development of the U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessment that Russia interfered in the last year of the choice.
He says he hopes that the testimony of Comey will answer some of the questions which have arisen, since Comey was suddenly fired last week by President Donald Trump.
This news according to reports Friday in the New York Times and the Washington Post about the impact of trump’s firing of Comey, as well as the investigation of the role of Russia in the election in 2016, and possible collusion with the trump campaign.
The Times reported on Friday that Trump said to the Russians, the recently, the FBI fired Director James Comey was a back-breaking job whose overthrow with relief, “great pressure” on him. The Washington Post reported that Trump senior administration official ” is now a “person of interest” in the Russia-probe.
Maryland REP Elijah Cummings called Trump’s reported comment to Comey “amazing and extremely disturbing.”
Cummings said the Committee’s GOP Chairman, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, “is to … have his subpoena pen ready”, to all White house documents to Trump with the Russian foreign Minister, and Ambassador.
Chaffetz has scheduled a hearing to Comey is not firing on next Wednesday, although it is not clear whether Comey, to testify.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been named Special Counsel for the Russia-investigation on Wednesday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.