We may not have seen the last of James Comey after being fired as Director of the FBI by President Trump. He was just invited back to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee next Tuesday by North Carolina Senator and Chairman Richard Burr and ranking member Mark Warner (D-Va.). The hearing at the Senate Intelligence Committee would be closed to the public according to a spokesperson for Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.). It is not yet known whether Comey has accepted the invitation to speak.
James Comey was scheduled to testify before the committee in an open session on Thursday, but he has been replaced by the FBI’s acting director Andrew McCabe. Comey has been the face of the FBI throughout the investigation into Russian interference and possible collusion with the Trump campaign in the 2016 presidential election. After he was fired, the president gave this response, “He was not doing a good job,” Trump said Wednesday when asked why he fired Comey. “Very simply, he was not doing a good job.”
If Comey does appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, he will most likely not only be asked about the Russian probe but also about the timing of his unexpected removal from his position as director. This decision from President Trump has launched fierce criticism from Democrats and even some Republicans.
Do you think that Comey is going to accept the invitation to testify? Should he accept? What do you think the outcome will be?
Credit: New York Mag