WASHINGTON (AP) – Top lawmakers in Washington announced on Thursday that former FBI director James Comey will testify before Senators next week.

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James Comey (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee announced the news of the June 8 event in a press release, according to CBS News.

The testimony will be before the Senate Intelligence Committee first in an open, public session, and then in a closed session.

“The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former Director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media,” Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said in a written statement last month.

A CBS News source said Comey was given the go-ahead to speak before Congress about his conversations after speaking with FBI special counsel Robert Mueller.

Last month the White House denied a report that President Donald Trump asked Comey to halt an investigation into Michael Flynn, the National Security Adviser at the time.


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