Former FBI Director, James Comey will only appear publicly once before the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to Chairman Richard Burr.
Burr spoke to reporters Tuesday, commenting:
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“I don’t know what he’s going to talk about. I know he accepted our invitation and he expressed that this would be the only public hearing he would hold . . .”
Comey previously turned down an invitation to publicly testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Fired FBI Director James Comey’s hotly-anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday will be his only public testimony, according to Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.).
Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) has hinted that the committee “could” subpoena the former director.
Together with ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), he warned that his committee won’t be sidelined and the two sent a flurry of statements following Comey’s refusal, noting their committee has jurisdiction over the FBI.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), alongside Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) reiterated Tuesday that they wanted to see Comey appear before that committee as well.