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.
Here’s Senate Intel Chairman Richard Burr’s announcement that former FBI Director James Comey will testify at an open session pic.twitter.com/632EWvybB1— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 19, 2017
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.
Flag: Sen. Ron Wyden wants Comey testify in an open hearing about the status of Trump-Russia investigation at the time he was fired. pic.twitter.com/oObNsODKol— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 9, 2017
Warner isn't the only senator who wants to see Comey testify.
Jim Comey has been invited to testify at Tuesday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. No word yet if he will accept.— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) May 10, 2017
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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