Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Washington Prepares For Former FBI Director Comey's Testimony On Thursday

Reuters: Cautious Comey expected in U.S. hearing on Trump-Russia probes

Former FBI chief James Comey will likely hold back from accusing President Donald Trump of trying to interfere with an investigation into links between Trump's election campaign team and Russian officials when he testifies in Congress this week, legal sources said.

Comey's highly anticipated appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday could be a turning point in a controversy that has rocked Trump's young administration.

In his first public remarks since Trump fired him last month, Comey is expected to tell the Senate Intelligence committee that Trump asked him during a meeting in the Oval Office to end the Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia.

Comey may also detail other conversations with Trump.

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More News On Preparations For Former FBI Director Comey's US Senate Testimony

Fired FBI director Comey 'asked not to be left alone with Trump' -- BBC
Comey Told Sessions: Don't Leave Me Alone With Trump -- New York Times
Washington braces for Comey impact -- The Hill
Trump says ahead of former FBI Director Comey's testimony: 'I wish him luck' -- Reuters
Trump Will Not Block Former FBI Director's Senate Testimony -- VOA
Trump allies slam fired FBI Director James Comey as 'showboat' in new ad -- USA Today
White House looks for ways to undermine Comey’s credibility -- AP
What to expect from ex FBI director James Comey’s Senate testimony about the Russia probe -- Quartz
James Comey's credibility problem -- Edward Morrissey, The Week
Comey’s testimony poised to be defining moment of Trump’s presidency -- Michael Goodwin, New York Post
Bars are opening early on Thursday so people can drink Russian vodka while watching ex-FBI Director Comey testify -- Business Insider
How to watch the James Comey testimony -- CNN

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