(CNN)Fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly in the Senate as early as next week to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide’s ties to Russia, a source close to the issue said Wednesday.
Final details are still being worked out and no official date for his testimony has been set. Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s presidential election.
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Comey has spoken privately with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III to work out the parameters for his testimony to ensure there are no legal entanglements as a result of his public account, a source said. Comey will likely sit down with Mueller, a longtime colleague at the Justice Department, for a formal interview only after his public testimony.
When he testifies, Comey is unlikely to be willing to discuss in any detail the FBI’s investigation into the charges of possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign — the centerpiece of the probe, this source said. But he appears eager to discuss his tense interactions with Trump before his firing, which have now spurred allegations that the president may have tried to obstruct the investigation. If it happens, Comey’s public testimony promises to be a dramatic chapter in the months-long controversy, and it will likely bring even more intense scrutiny to an investigation that Trump has repeatedly denounced as a “witch hunt.”
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The appointment of Mueller as a special counsel in the Russia investigation had raised concerns among some members of Congress that his probe could scuttle the chance for Congress and the public to hear directly from Comey. That appears less likely now that Mueller and Comey have discussed the limits of his testimony.
WHITENESS MUST BE PROTECTED….AT ALL COST.
Just as I feel a glimmer of hope….they snatch it away with the bullshit we heard in the #SenateIntelHearing
The #SenateIntelHearing was a crock of ISH. Wasted time and money for a dog and pony show. Shameless mofos.
In case folks are unclear, this is how whiteness works….
White men protecting a white man. Country be damned.
Just look at the sob. He’s still trying to obstruct justice.
I can’t believe what I’m reading. Something is wrong here…
Active partners…while he demonized immigrants & other people’s faith….
These people in Washington stratagise everything, so whose to know what’s really going on until it’s just about done!? Anyway stay hopeful.
Jeff Sessions lied under OATH during his confirmation hearing, didn’t disclose Russia meetings in a security clearance form and now we hear about another secret meeting with the Russian Ambassador at the Mayflower hotel? Please Lock him up! In Jesus name I pray.
It starts at 14 minutes 40 seconds.
You’ll really want to hear it.
They both lied to the public about recusing themselves while snickering off camera
Y’all see this? What a wicked POS to take from the poor when he has so much and they have nothing. Please lock him up so he never sees daylight again.
A theory from POU:
Or some other version of something similar..
We’ll all have to wait and see..
But I do know that my historic FLOTUS and POTUS undoubtedly knew something ..
FLOTUS was not understatedly dressed in mourning tweed and black boots, with hair slicked back …just for the heck of it…She’s always been spot-on in delivering perfect subliminal and sartorial messages..without uttering a word…even if her eyes often tell a story – often deep, but impossible to decode when she isn’t quite ready to let on…
When history is told and folks go back to that ‘inauguration’ day…it is FLOTUS in all her authentic awesomeness who will perfectly capture and summarize what they knew but we all later found out..
I do believe also that the Bush’s and Clintons’ releasing nearly similar statements a few moments apart confirming their attendance at the ‘inauguration’ just a few days before, was in fact not merely a coincidence..
I do believe too that there was a consistent poker face…an eerie calm, …an unspoken insider something going on between all the First Couples at that ‘inauguration’..
All will be told in time..
Say on, say on, say on!
With Comey and Mueller, I will only believe when I see what they actually bring..
I have little faith in most public figures today…And I especially, have absolutely no faith in anyone who identifies as republican – or at any point did…no matter that they at some point switched to ‘Independent’…or no matter how much we are regaled with tales of their credibility and honor…or told that they are ‘unimpeachable’…by the very same folks who hold up, think highly of and effusively tout Robert Gates, Condoleeza Rice, Lindsey Graham and that ‘fearless, straight-shooting maverick’ John McCain…as ‘credible’, ‘honorable’, ‘patriots’ ..
I will have to see real evidence and real results to be convinced..
And anything short of completely and permanently ridding us of that Russian-orchestrated infestation in the people’s house, will be unacceptable..