- Title: Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify next week in Russia probe
- Date: 1st June 2017
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (MAY 18, 2017) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYING: "Director Comey was very unpopular with most people. I actually thought when I made that decision and I also got a very, very strong recommendation as you know from the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein."
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- Keywords: Hillary Clinton FBI Donald Trump election James Comey Vladimir Putin Russia Federal Bureau of Investigation email
- Location: DENVER, COLORADO/LAS VEGAS, NEVADA/ DAYTONA, FLORIDA/MCLEAN, VIRGINIA/WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES; VALLETTA, MALTA
- City: DENVER, COLORADO/LAS VEGAS, NEVADA/ DAYTONA, FLORIDA/MCLEAN, VIRGINIA/WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES; VALLETTA, MALTA
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics
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- Story Text: Former FBI Director James Comey will testify next Thursday (June 8) before a U.S. Senate panel investigating Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, in a hearing that could be difficult for President Donald Trump.
In his first public appearance since Trump fired him on May 9, Comey will address the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8. He will speak at both an open session and behind closed doors, which would allow him to discuss classified information, the committee said.
Allegations that Russia may have helped Trump win the 2016 presidential election and questions about possible collusion by members of his campaign are being investigated by several U.S. congressional committees as well as by the Justice Department.
Comey is expected to be asked about conversations in which Trump reportedly pressured him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, one of several Trump associates who are drawing scrutiny about Russia and last year's U.S. election.
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