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FBI Director James Comey is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, prior to testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Former FBI director James Comey has been cleared to testify in front of the Senate


The special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation has approved former FBI director James Comey to testify in front of the Senate intelligence committee, according to a Comey associate. No official date for his testimony has been set.

Lawmakers will likely ask Comey about interactions he had with Trump as the FBI pursued its investigation into possible links between Russia and Trump's campaign. Comey has been working with has been with special prosecutor Robert Mueller III to make sure his testimony remains legal. 

Meanwhile, the House Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas for former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn and lawyer Michael Cohen and their respective businesses in its investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the 2016 election. 

The committee also subpoenaed the NSA, FBI, and CIA for information about the unmasking of identities of individuals in classified intelligence reports. 

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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