Former FBI director James Comey has accepted the invitation of the Senate intelligence committee Friday to testify before a senate panel sometime after Memorial Day as part of the committee’s investigation into Russia’s interference in last year’s election, the Gateway Pundit reports.
Committee chairman Richard Burr and vice chairman Mark Warner said an actual date for Comey’s appearance has not been set, but will likely happen in a hearing after Memorial Day.
Warner, the top Democrat on the committee, said that he hoped Comey’s testimony “will help answer some of the questions” surrounding his abrupt dismissal by President Donald Trump.
In a joint statement, Warner said, “He deserves an opportunity to tell his story. Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it.”
Before the announcement, it was not clear whether the former FBI chief would be willing to testify before the committee in an open hearing or a closed-door session.
The firing of Comey raised concerns about the future of the FBI’s probe into Russia’s meddling in November’s presidential election.