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FBI Director James Comey listens during a news conference announcing a deal between the U.S. government and French bank BNP Paribas at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, June 30, 2014. The U.S. government and French bank BNP Paribas have agreed to a settlement over alleged sanctions violations that would require the bank to plead guilty, pay almost $9 billion in penalties and face other sanctions. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Comey reportedly will testify that Trump pushed him end to the FBI's probe of a top aide


Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee as early as next week that President Trump pushed him to end the investigation into a connection between a top Trump aide and Russian officials, CNN reported, citing "a source close to the issue." 

Details are still being worked out, but according to the source, Comey has been speaking to Special Counsel Robert Mueller III about the legality of his testimony, and will probably have a private interview with Mueller afterwards. 

CNN reported that Comey will most likely not go into detail about the current investigation into the Trump campaign's Russian ties, but will talk about his discussions with Trump prior to being fired. 

"The bottom line is he's going to testify. He's happy to testify, and he's happy to cooperate," the source told CNN. 

Trump had fired Comey on May 9, stating in a letter to the former FBI director that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recommended the termination. Soon after, Mueller was appointed to oversee the investigation into Trump campaign's Russia ties and any possible obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reported. 

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