Former FBI Director James Comey To Testify Next Week

Cheryl Sanders
June 3, 2017

The deepening tumult at home after his firing of Comey who was investigating Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation has followed Trump across the ocean on his recent multi-nation journey. Earlier this month, Trump had interviewed four men, and from those former Sen.

Comey is expected to validate reports that surfaced in the wake of his May 9 dismissal that Trump suggested Comey drop his investigation of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn.

According to CNN, Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee "as early as next week", although no official date has been scheduled.

The associate wouldn't discuss what Comey plans to tell the Senate intelligence committee.

Comey's appearance would come as Mueller's investigation and staff is starting to take shape.

According to CNN, Comey spoke privately with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to establish the parameters of his testimony to ensure there are no legal complications from his public account. "The Committee welcomes the testimony of former Director Comey, but does not have an announcement to make at this time", Rebecca Glover, Burr's spokesperson, told CBS News.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump was interviewing John Pistole, an Federal Bureau of Investigation veteran and former Transportation Security Administration director who is now the president of Anderson University, and Christopher Wray, the former head of the Justice Department's criminal division who now works in private practice at the King & Spalding law firm.

The House Intelligence Committee included in the subpoenas Flynn's consulting firm, Flynn Intel Group LLC, as well as Michael Cohen, a longtime lawyer for President Trump, and Michael D. Cohen & Associates PC. Warner said at the time that he wanted Comey to discuss, "some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President".

Wray, a former top Justice Department official, is an attorney who served as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's personal attorney during the so-called Bridgegate scandal.

Weissmann had been head of the criminal division's fraud section since 2015. He later joined and ran the Enron Task Force. Working in the U.S. Attorney's office in the eastern district of New York, Weissmann tried more than 25 cases involving members of the Genovese, Colombo and Gambino crime families.

A DOJ spokesman declined comment on the potential personnel move.

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