Posted by on June 1, 2017 4:14 pm
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We already know the topic, and now we know the time and place: according to just released statement by the Senate Intel Committee, former FBI Director James Comey will testify in an open session next Thursday, June 8, starting at 10:00 am, which will be followed by a closed session testimony at 1pm.

Recall, that as CNN reported yesterday, the former FBI director plans to testify publicly that President Donald Trump “did push Comey to end his investigation into a top Trump aide’s ties to Russia.”

When he testifies, Comey is unlikely to be willing to discuss in any detail the FBI’s investigation into the charges of possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign — the centerpiece of the probe, this source said. But he appears eager to discuss his tense interactions with Trump before his firing, which have now spurred allegations that the president may have tried to obstruct the investigation. If it happens, Comey’s public testimony promises to be a dramatic chapter in the months-long controversy, and it will likely bring even more intense scrutiny to an investigation that Trump has repeatedly denounced as a “witch hunt.”

As the CNN sources concluded, “the bottom line is he’s going to testify. He’s happy to testify, and he’s happy to cooperate.” We doubt Donald Trump will share Comey’s sentiment.

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