Former FBI Director James Comey Has Agreed To Testify Publicly Against Donald Trump

This is big news.

Perhaps President Donald Trump didn’t think that James Comey would turn right around and testify against him so quickly once he fired him? Well, he has.

An announcement from the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says that former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify publicly before their committee as a part of the ongoing effort to put a stop to Donald Trump’s Russia-fueled campaign of havoc wreaking.

Trump has been accused of attempting to carry out an obstruction of justice in the days since Comey’s abrupt firing, since the former FBI Director was helping lead the investigation into the Trump team’s to Russia — when he still had a job. It’s been reported since Comey was fired that the president’s decision to kick him out of the government isn’t the first time that Trump carried out what can easily be construed as an obstruction of justice.

For instance, according to individuals who have spoken with the media, Trump tried to get Comey to stop the investigation into his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

With all of these issues in mind, Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Committee Chairman Richard Burr said: “The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former Director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media.”

Senator Mark Warner, the committee’s Vice Chairman, added, “Director Comey served his country for honor with many years, and he deserves an opportunity to tell his story.”

No date for the hearing featuring Comey has yet been set.

Featured Image via Rich Girard on Flickr, Available Under a Creative Commons License.

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