Former FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee after Memorial Day. He is expected to contradict President Trump’s claims that he did not attempt to influence the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election.
According to CNN, Comey believes that the President intended to meddle in the investigation, something that Comey documented in a slew of memos.
Trump has made several concerning requests of the ex-FBI chief, according to reports and transcripts which have come to light after Trump’s stunning decision to fire Comey.
According to reports, Trump asked Comey to “let this go,” referring to the investigation into his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn who was forced to resign on February 13, just 24 days after he was appointed to the post. Flynn is currently under investigation for his contacts with Russia during the presidential campaign.
Comey documented Trump’s comments in a memo immediately after having the conversation with Trump during a meeting which took place the day after Flynn resigned from his post. It is part of a paper trail which Comey created in order to document what he believed to be improper efforts on the part of the President to influence the investigation into any ties between Trump associates and Russia.
Trump also repeated asked the former FBI Director when he was going to publicly announce that Trump, himself, was not a target of the investigation, something the President has already admitted to doing on at least three occasions.
“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,” said Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr (R-NC).