National Politics

Former FBI Director James Comey to testify in Senate June 8

Expected to address private conversations

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate intelligence committee June 8 about the investigation into possible coordination between the campaign of President Donald Trump and Russian officials.

A source told CNN Wednesday that Comey is also expected to address his private conversations with Trump, where Trump reportedly asked him to kill his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Comey will testify in open session beginning at 10 a.m. ET, followed by a closed session around 1 p.m., the committee announced.

A source told CNN on Wednesday Comey has spoken privately with special counsel Robert Mueller to work out the parameters for his testimony to ensure there are no legal entanglements as a result of his public account.

Since his firing last month, dramatic accounts have emerged in The New York Times, CNN and elsewhere about the tense confrontations with Trump that Comey memorialized in memos afterward.

A week after he took office in January, Trump allegedly demanded Comey's "loyalty" if he kept him on as FBI director, and he urged Comey to drop his ongoing investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump's fired national security adviser, in a separate, one-on-one meeting.

This story is breaking and will be updated.


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