Ex-FBI director Comey to testify on Russian Federation probe next week

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But Comey's participation in the June 8 hearing could be blocked if the Trump administration decides to invoke executive privilege to muzzle him.

Comey's associates have said Comey told them that Trump asked him at a January dinner to pledge his loyalty to the president and, at an Oval Office meeting weeks later, asked Comey to consider ending an FBI investigation into Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. It is not clear if Comey's public statements will be limited by Mueller's investigation, which has curtailed public discussion in the past.

The White House has denied those characterizations.

The FBI separately declined a request from the House Oversight Committee to turn over Comey's memos.

He has said he took notes immediately after his conversations this year with the president, memorializing Trump's request to avoid entangling Flynn in a broad criminal probe.

Comey, who was sacked May 9 by President Donald Trump, is expected to speak about how his agency assessed Russia's role in November's election.




Senators will also likely ask Comey about his relationship with the president in the weeks leading up to his firing. That was too late for the early voters, however, and too late also for people who sensibly had figured out how they'd vote and had moved on to other things. Early Wednesday morning, the president tweeted "Witch Hunt!" in reference to testimony by Comey and former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan before Congress on the topic.

"So now it is reported that the Democrats, who have excoriated Carter Page about Russian Federation, don't want him to testify", Trump tweeted yesterday morning.

But Trump critics said he was sacked because the FBI was investigating the alleged links between the president's campaign and Russian Federation.

'The bottom line is he's going to testify, ' a source told CNN in the only quotation in the story.

Comey is expected to be questioned about the circumstances of his firing and allegations that Trump has tried to stifle the agency's investigation and divert attention to intelligence leaks that have hurt his administration.

The Guardian newspaper on Thursday said leading Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage was a "person of interest" in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe but has not been accused of wrongdoing.

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