Former FBI Director James Comey plans to say in public testimony before a Senate committee President Trump pressured him to end the FBI’s investigation into ties between Trump’s campaign associates and Russia, according to a report.
CNN reported Wednesday Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee could come as early as next week. However, no official date has been set.
Trump fired the former FBI director earlier this month, and the Justice Department appointed a special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, to lead the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.
Some members of Congress were concerned Mueller’s appointment would affect Comey’s ability to testify publicly.
Originally published by the Washington Examiner.