GOP congressman: Comey may break his silence as early as next week
- Author: Leroy Wright May 21, 2017,
May 21, 2017, 3:01
Sacked FBI Director James may get his day back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill - if a leading Republican congressman can find his phone number.
Comey, abruptly fired by Trump last week, has agreed to testify in public sometime after Memorial Day, the committee said in a statement.
That's now expected to happen.
Ex-FBI boss James Comey, who was sacked by Donald Trump, has agreed to testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Charles Grassley welcomed Trump's firing of Comey, and told critics to 'Suck it up and move on, ' in an appearance on Fox News. That's according to the panel's chairman, Republican Sen.
The New York Times and several other outlets reported Tuesday that in February, Trump had urged Comey to end the FBI's investigation into fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Warner said he also expects Comey to, "shed light on issues critical to this Committee's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election".
Pelosi also ridiculed Trump's complaint about a "witch hunt" following the naming of a special counsel to investigate possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation.
Trump is responding to the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead a probe of allegations that Trump's campaign collaborated with Russian Federation to sway the election. Mark Warner, announced Friday that Comey will testify in an open setting before the committee.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is mocking US news reports suggesting President Donald Trump shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes.
"I keep wondering - something in the back of my head keeps saying to me - maybe Comey was actually trying to build an obstruction-of-justice case against the president here", Miller added.
The newspaper said that a United States official read the document to Times staff members. "That's taken off" and "I'm not under investigation".
Burr told reporters Thursday about the response from Flynn's lawyer.
But it was still an open question whether Comey would appear publicly, and many lawmakers began to doubt he would testify after the Justice Department named Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate allegations of collusion between Russian officials and Trump campaign aides in Moscow's efforts to influence the election. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chair of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation demanding all documents relating to communications between Mr. Comey and the president.