President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats that firing former FBI director James Comey relieved “great pressure” he felt regarding the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia according to NYT.
WASHINGTON — Former FBI director James Comey will soon testify in open session before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, following revelations Friday that President Trump told Russian leaders that Comey is a “nut job” who was adding pressure to the high-stakes investigation of possible interference in the 2016 election.
Comey, abruptly fired by Trump last week, has agreed to testify in public sometime after Memorial Day, the committee said in a statement.
“I hope that former Director Comey’s testimony will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President,” said Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the committee’s vice chairman. “I also expect that Director Comey will be able to shed light on issues critical to this Committee’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Director Comey served his country with honor for many years, and he deserves an opportunity to tell his story. Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it.”
A current White House official has drawn the scrutiny of federal investigators in the widening inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.
The person, who is…
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