James Comey to testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Former FBI director James Comey has agreed to testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee. No date for his testimony has been set, but it will be some time after Memorial Day (May 29). Wouldn’t want to ruin anyone’s vacation plans, after all.

“I hope that former Director Comey’s testimony will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President,” Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner said in a statement announcing Comey’s decision. “I also expect that Director Comey will be able to shed light on issues critical to this Committee’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.”

The committee offered Comey the opportunity to testify in a closed session as well, even though Comey had previously made it known he would only testify if he could do so publicly. “I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media,” Chairman Richard Burr said.

Burr, you’re gonna have to be more specific, because a lot has been reported recently. Donald Trump has flat out said to both Lester Holt and the Russian foreign minister that he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation, so hopefully they don’t spend too much time on that. What the American people really need to know is whether Jared Kushner is a secret Russian mole, if Mike Pence is a clueless buffoon or scheming liar, where we’ve left off with regard to the investigation into Michael Flynn, and just how exactly Comey thought he could ever pull off hiding from Trump in the White House curtains.

We the people demand answers. Our democracy is at stake.

[Washington Post | Photo: Getty]