(PPN) – The leadership of the Senate Intelligence Committee said it will schedule the open hearing after Memorial Day, the Washington Post reports.
“The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former Director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media,” Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the chairman of the committee, said in a written statement.
Former FBI Direcotr Comey was fired indirectly by President Trump on May 9. This appalling termination comes amid of an FBI investigation into whether Trump’s campaign cheated during the recent election by having Russia ties.
“I hope that former Director Comey’s testimony will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President,” Warner said. “I also expect that Director Comey will be able to shed light on issues critical to this Committee’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Director Comey served his country with honor for many years, and he deserves an opportunity to tell his story. Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it.”