Former FBI Director James Comey said he will not testify in a closed session by Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.
The invitation was extended to Comey by Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who chairs the committee, and ranking member Democrat Sen. Mark Warner.
Their panel is investigating allegations of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign in last year’s presidential elections.
The Daily Caller reports:
Comey was let go by the administration just days after he reportedly requested additional funds from the Department of Justice to conduct the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged connection with the Russian government.
The panel wanted to question Comey about the circumstances that led to his dismissal and other topics, such as the ongoing FBI investigation into alleged ties between Trump and Russia.
The ousted FBI Director did not offer an immediate reason for his refusal to testify.
“It is our hope in the not-too-distant future that we can find a time for Comey to come in and talk to our committee,” Sen. Warner told The Washington Examiner.