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FBI Director James Comey is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, prior to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on 'Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.' (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

James Comey accepted an invitation to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee


UPDATE MAY 19, 6:54 p.m. EST:

Former FBI director James Comey has accepted an invitation from the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify in a hearing held after Memorial Day, Politico reported.

Sen. Richard Burr, the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, said in a Friday statement, "The Committee looks forward to receiving testify from the former Director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media."

ORIGINAL STORY: Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) has revealed former FBI Director James Comey has been invited to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee next Tuesday, reports The Hill

President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9, saying that he "was not doing a good job." 

Republicans have largely said that Comey was likely fired for mishandling the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Democrats instead contend that Comey was fired for investigating the Trump campaigns alleged ties to Russia in the 2016 presidential election.

Warner isn't the only senator who wants to see Comey testify. 

It remains unclear if Comey will accept the invitation. 

If Comey does accept, it's likely he will be questioned over the extent of the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. He'll also likely be asked about the circumstances surrounding his sudden departure from his post at the FBI. 

Comey recently testified on Capitol Hill on May 3 over how he handled the Hillary Clinton email scandal. 

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