Fired FBI director James Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks at a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Palace of Versailles as they meet for talks before the opening of an exhibition

He will appear in an open session in the morning and a closed session following that in the afternoon, Bloomberg reported.

In any event, if can't be good for Trump.

Any statements Comey makes about conversations with the president could cut to the heart of whether or not he tried to interfere with an FBI investigation, something that could be a crime if it amounts to obstruction of justice. The most famous instance of the privilege came under President Richard Nixon and his Supreme Court case, US vs. Nixon in 1974, which resulted in the White House having to give up tape recordings linked to the Watergate scandal.

In addition to Russia's efforts to influence the presidential election, much of the questioning is likely to center around Comey's termination, which shocked senators in both parties.

Though the White House denied the allegations following the release of the memos, Trump could still invoke executive privilege, as is his constitutional right, to keep those conversations secret.

The White House shocked Washington by announcing on 9 May that Mr Comey "has been terminated and removed from office". Richard Burr (R-NC), the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Mueller was chosen to lead the department's investigation on May 17 amid concern of political interference.

Subpoenas were approved Wednesday for Flynn and his company, Flynn Intel Group, and Cohen and his firm, Michael D. Cohen & Associates.

Three others were issued to the FBI, CIA and the National Security Agency seeking information on requests that former Obama administration officials made to unmask the identities of Americans named in intelligence reports.

The former NSA director had a remarkably short tenure.

Committee aides complained he had acted unilaterally, and the top Democrat on the panel, Representative Adam Schiff, said Nunes' actions amounted to a breach of his recusal decision. We'll never know. What the polls said on October 27 didn't matter. "Susan Rice has been a perennial target for the GOP for whatever reason". But Trump himself has repeatedly said that the Russian Federation probe was on his mind when he removed Comey.

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