James Comey to Discuss Possible Russian Interference
James Comey is possibly going to drop a bomb on Thursday. As the former director of the FBI, fired by President Donald Trump, Comey has written documentation of discussions he has held with the president. The White House has announced that it will not try to block Comey from testifying before the Senate panel, despite what some reports have stated.
James Comey Testimony Will Involve Conversations
It is known that Comey kept detailed records of his meetings with Trump. In one such memo Comey wrote how the president said of the investigation of former national security advisor Michael Flynn, “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” This boils down to ‘he said-she said,” as the president has denied saying this while Comey insists he did say it. People in the government, as well as a number of citizens, see the statement, by the president, as a ‘suggestion’ that Comey drop his investigation.
What some people are calling “Comey Mania” is being discussed across the nation. His testimony will be carried live. The attention is partly due to the fact that Comey is speaking to the public, for the first time, since he was fired last month.
Comey will be testifying in front of 13 members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence which is conducting its own investigation into possible election meddling by Russia. It was announced today that Sen. John McCain has been invited to ask Comey questions although he is not a member of the committee. The Republican has been a strong advocate of getting to the bottom of the Russian accusations.
The first part of his testimony will be broadcast, the second part will be held behind closed doors in order to discuss classified matters. Some of the heated questions might include asking Comey when and where he and Trump talked privately; did Trump pressure Comey to be ‘loyal’ or halt the investigation; did Comey actually tell Trump that he was not under investigation; where are all of the ‘leaks’ coming from; is the Russian threat real?
The televised hearing will be telecast on Thursday beginning at 7:00 am (Pacific time).