Ex-FBI Director James Comey declined an invitation to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. But according to a New York Times report, Comey is willing to testify but “wants it to be in public.”
- The deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, is expected to brief the full Senate on the circumstances behind the Comey firing.
- President Trump has warned Comey against leaking information against him, saying that the former FBI head “better hope” there are no ‘tapes’ of their conversations.
- A source close to Comey: “He hopes there are tapes. That would be perfect.”
“That I can’t talk about. I won’t talk about it,” Trump said when asked about the tapes. “All I want is for Comey to be honest.”
Recalling Comey’s 2007 testimony:
Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary on May 15th, 2007 – almost a decade ago. The testimony details a White House bent on defying the Justice Department.