Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday and is expected to detail interactions he had with President Trump prior to being suddenly fired last month. You can watch it in the embedded video above.
All the news networks are offering wall to wall coverage of Comey’s testimony, which will take over all four of the major broadcast networks as well as PBS, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. Based on a statement he issued on Wednesday, Comey is expected to say that Trump pressured him to end his investigation into Russia’s ties to members of Trump’s inner circle.
The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating possible connections between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia during last year’s election when the president defeated Hillary Clinton. Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9 amid the ongoing FBI investigation into Russia potentially meddling with the election. At the time, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Tobin called the move a “grotesque abuse of power.”
During a press conference last month, a defiant Trump denied he ever pressured Comey to back off his agency’s investigation into possible collusion.
Asked whether he “urged” Comey to “close or back down” the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Trump didn’t even wait for the reporter to finish asking the question before shutting him down.
“No. No. Next question,” Trump said.
Meanwhile, Washington Post reporter Robert Costa mentioned that Trump might live tweet during Comey’s testimony.
Check out the livestream above.