Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Congress

Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Congress

Warner, the vice chairman of the panel, said that he hopes Comey's testimony "will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President".

The revelation comes as the investigation also appears to be entering a more overtly active phase, with investigators shifting from work that has remained largely hidden from the public to conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas.

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was forced out of the administration in February for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about lifting USA sanctions.

The House briefing capped a chaotic week on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers continued to grapple with Comey's firing and a wave of new reports about Donald Trump's behavior and the federal probe of possible collusion between his associates and the Russian government.

The paper said the comments came from the White House's written account of the Oval Office meeting.

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The recently sacked intelligence official has agreed to the hearing amid growing concern over President Trump's ties to Russian Federation and his involvement in the ongoing the investigation into former National Security advisor Michael Flynn.

"By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia", Spicer said in a statement to the newspaper. FBI Director James Comey had publicly confirmed the existence of the investigation in March.

The White House says the notion that Trump fired Comey for investigating his and his campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation is absurd.

Ten days after James Comey was sacked by President Donald Trump, the former FBI Director agreed to testify before an open session of the Senate Intel Committee.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named Special Counsel for the Russian Federation investigation on Wednesday.

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Comey was leading the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election and possible ties to Trump's campaign. Rosenstein said that though he was personally fond of Comey, "I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader".

Trump had said Thursday he was "very close" to naming a replacement and that former Connecticut Sen.

"It explicitly usurped the role of the attorney general, the deputy attorney general and the entire Department of Justice", Rosenstein said of that public announcement. That would surely include Trump's firing of Comey.

He says that even his "enemies" recognize his innocence, and he's declaring himself the most unfairly hounded president in history. Several congressional Republicans said Wednesday that if Trump did suggest that Comey "let this go" regarding Flynn's Russian contacts, it was probably just a joke, light banter.

The Senate intelligence committee also asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to turn over any notes Comey might have made regarding discussions he had with White House or Justice Department officials about Russia's efforts to influence the election.

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