WASHINGTON – a Fired FBI Director James Comey is ready, in an Interview with the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller in connection with the investigation in the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, says a source close to Comey Fox News.
The source added that Comey is prepared to testify before Congress, a move, talk to him to Müller.
“I would not be thrilled to say that Jim is,” the source of Comey’s potential testimony said. “But he’s ready.”
On Monday, House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, had tweeted that he would be a planned Wednesday hearing, postponed at the Comey testified.
Spoke with Comey. He wants you to speak with Special Counsel prior to the public testimony. Mi hear moved. @GOPoversight
— Jason Chaffetz (@Jason inthehouse) may 22, 2017
President Trump fired Comey as FBI Director on 9. May. The White house first, a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Comey widely criticized conduct during the investigation into the former US Secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s private E-Mail server. However, Trump told ABC News in an interview two days later, “when I decided to just [fire Comey], I said to myself, I said, you know, the Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story.”
The following week, Comey associates revealed that the then-FBI had written to the Director, in a memo, a Feb. 14 conversation with the President, Trump asked to close it, the bureau’s investigation into the former national security Advisor, Michael Flynn.
Mueller, Comey’s predecessor as FBI Director was appointed may 17 from Rosenstein as a special counsel ” to ensure a full and thorough investigation of the Russian government in its efforts to influence the 2016 presidential elections.”
Senior Justice Department officials say that Müller is all the powers of a US attorney, including the ability to empanel a Grand Jury.
In an ironic twist, current and former trump administration and campaign officials are supposed to represent from the law firm WilmerHale, where Mueller worked as a partner prior to his appointment as special counsel. Müller took up his position at the company after his appointment.
Jake Gibson is a producer working at Fox News Washington bureau, who issues the policy, law enforcement and intelligence.