Comey Day is coming! The former FBI Director is set to testify publicly as early as next Wednesday about his interactions with Trump. Get that popcorn ready, kids! This is gonna be good.
It has been up in the air whether or not former FBI Director James Comey would testify publicly before Congress about his interactions with Trump. But now we know. He will testify. And we won’t have to wait very long.
“Fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly in the Senate as early as next week to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide’s ties to Russia, a source close to the issue said Wednesday.”
The final details are still being worked out. And the exact date is not yet set. But sources tell CNN that it will be sooner rather than later, coming as early as next week.
One of the concerns about having Comey publicly testify before the Congress was that it may hinder Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation. But Mueller has already met with Comey to discuss the limitations of his testimony.
Comey will likely answer no questions about the Russia collusion investigation itself. But he has been cleared to talk about Trump’s attempts to obstruct justice. He will also likely bring the memos he wrote following every conversation he had with Trump.
“[Comey] 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.””
CNN’s sources say that Comey is expected to confirm many of the press’ damaging accounts of those Trump meetings.
“”The bottom line is he’s going to testify,” the source close to the issue said. “He’s happy to testify, and he’s happy to cooperate.””
Get that popcorn ready kids. This is gonna be good.
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) May 31, 2017