Former FBI Director James Comey to testify to Senate panel

T TV Saturday 20/May/2017 16:09 PM
By: Times News Service

Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump last week amid an agency probe into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election, has agreed to testify before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee at a public hearing, the committee said in a statement on Friday.
Ex-FBI Director James Comey agreeing to testify in an open session before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, the latest development in an unrelenting and damaging week for the White House.
The committee on Friday releasing a statement saying the public hearing will be held after Memorial Day, and after Trump returns from his trip overseas.
The announcement coming shortly after yet another embarrassing leak - the Washington Post reporting that a senior adviser was a "person of interest" in a probe of possible collusion with Russia during last year's election campaign. This following reports that Trump bragged to Russian officials in an Oval Office meeting about firing the man heading that very investigation.
Comey was fired by Trump last week, and he has not spoken publicly in the 10 days since the controversial dismissal. He'll get his chance to do just that after the upcoming national holiday, in what's expected to be one of the most closely watched hearings on Capitol Hill in decades - likely to get great ratings.