Ex-FBI Director James Comey agreed to testify to the intelligence Committee of the U.S. Senate in a public meeting. This is stated in the statement in his Twitter account published a Senator from the Democratic party of mark Warner.
Mark Warner (@MarkWarner)
19 may 2017, 22:56
“Ex-FBI Director James Comey has agreed to speak at a public meeting of the Committee,” wrote Warner, the Vice Chairman of the intelligence Committee.
He also hoped that the testimony of the former head of the FBI “will help to answer questions that arose after the President (United States Donald trump is approx. “Of the tape.ru”) suddenly retired Director of the Komi Republic”.
Republican Richard Burr said that “the Committee expects to receive testimony of the former Director of the FBI about his role in the development of the case of “Russian interference” in the elections of 2016, and I hope this will clarify to the Americans, the recent events that were widely covered in the media.”
According to Reuters, a hearing will be scheduled after may 29.
Trump dismissed Komi on 10 may, on the recommendation of the Minister of justice, attorney General Jeff and Roman sessions. As was stated in a letter to ex-FBI Director, he “is not able to effectively lead” the Department. As previously reported by the White house, the Komi Republic had abused its powers by closing a case against former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, election 2016 confronting Trump about using private email for official purposes.
As wrote NYT, may 16, trump asked for Komi to stop the investigation against his former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The White house denied this information. Meanwhile, Democrats have accused trump of the obstruction of justice and called for the impeachment of the President. “[Trump] was fired the FBI Director, who led the investigation against the President because of his ties with Russia, which intervened in the presidential elections”, — said the member of the house of representatives al green.
May 17 former official of the U.S. justice Department and former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed special adviser to oversee the investigation “attempts of intervention of the government of Russia in the presidential elections of 2016”. The US President said that the Mueller investigation confirms the absence of “collusion” between his presidential campaign and a foreign power.
Moscow has repeatedly accused of meddling in presidential elections. Such statements, in particular, contained in the published in January, declassified part of the report, which was prepared by the Central intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of investigation and the national security Agency of the United States. It said that Russian leader Vladimir Putin personally instructed to arrange a campaign to discredit Clinton and win trump. Russia denies all these charges.