The Senate Intel Committee’s Chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, and ranking Democrat Sen. Mark Warner announced on Friday that Comey will testify in an open session before the committee.
The date has not been finalized but it is expected to be sometime after Memorial Day.
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Burr says the committee wants to hear from Comey on his role in the development of the U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessment that Russia interfered in last year’s election.
He says he hopes Comey’s testimony will answer some of the questions that have arisen since Comey was suddenly dismissed last week by President Donald Trump.
This news after reports Friday in the New York Times and the Washington Post about the fallout from Trump’s firing of Comey, as well as the inquiry into Russia’s role in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.