On Friday, the Senate Intelligence Committee announced that former FBI director James Comey will testify before it in an open hearing after the Memorial Day recess. Committee chairman Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement about the hearing:
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 US elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media.
Reports have been building up in the week-and-a-half since President Donald Trump fired Comey that indicate Trump's intention was to curtail the investigation into Russia's electoral interference. The most recent report, which shows Trump bragging to Russian diplomats about firing Comey and calling him a “nut job,” was not denied by the White House.
This is a developing story and will be updated if more information becomes available.