Former FBI Director James Comey plans to testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee about alleged conversations with President Donald Trump where he was pressured to drop the investigation on former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
During his time at the bureau, Comey was overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.
His expected appearance at the Senate would mark the former FBI director’s first public comments since he was fired by Trump.
CNN reported that no official date has been set for Comey’s testimony as final details are still being worked out. However, The Daily Caller said he will testify next Thursday, June 8.
Comey has met with Robert S. Mueller III, who was appointed special counsel to lead the FBI’s investigation into the Russia meddling, in which Mueller said he had no problems with the decision to testify.
Trump abruptly removed Comey from his post last month as the president lost confidence in his ability to lead the agency.
The Daily Caller reports:
He will testify in an open session at 10 a.m. before doing the same in a closed session later that afternoon, the committee announced Thursday. This will be the first time that Comey has spoken publicly since he was fired by President Trump in early May.