Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday morning for the first time since he was fired in the midst of an ongoing investigation into a possible connection between Trump campaign officials and Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Ahead of his testimony, Comey released his opening statement for all to read — and in it, he recounts several conversations he had with Trump over the last few months.
In his statement, Comey confirms that Trump requested his ‘loyalty’ and that he did ask for Comey to ‘let go of’ the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Comey says that he told Trump that he was not personally being investigated at the time. But, he adds, he was reluctant to say so publicly because that would “create a duty to correct should that change.”
It’s certainly going to be interesting to hear what else Comey has to say tomorrow. Be sure to tune in live at 10am ET. For a list of ways to watch, click here.