A week after ousted FBI Chief James Comey finally agreed to testify in public before Congress, he’s now making it clear he’ll stand pat on his charge that President Trump pressured him to kill the FBI’s investigation into Michael Flynn and the Russia connections.
Of all his multiple appearances before Congress in the last year, this one will almost certainly be the most covered.
And the DOJ’s special prosecutor will be among the viewers.
The question still remains, however, was it even illegal in the first place?
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Former FBI Director James Comey plans to say in public testimony before a Senate committee President Trump pressured him to end the FBI’s investigation into ties between Trump’s campaign associates and Russia, according to a report.
CNN reported Wednesday Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee could come as early as next week. However, no official date has been set.
Trump fired the former FBI director earlier this month, and the Justice Department appointed a special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, to lead the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.
Some members of Congress were concerned Mueller’s appointment would affect Comey’s ability to testify publicly.
But CNN said Comey and Mueller met privately and discussed the parameters for Comey’s testimony to safeguard against “legal entanglements.”
The former FBI director’s testimony will come as Democrats are alleging Trump may have attempted to obstruct the probe into whether associates on his campaign colluded with Russian officials.
Democrats made their allegations after reports indicated Comey recorded his interactions with the president in memos — including one conversation in which the president allegedly asked the former FBI director to end his investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser who was fired in February.
Those accounts are likely to be part of Comey’s public testimony, a source told CNN.
“The bottom line is he’s going to testify. He’s happy to testify, and he’s happy to cooperate,” the source said.