Ousted FBI Director James Comey will say President Trump pressured him to end an investigation into his aides during testimony before a Senate panel probing Russian involvement in the election, according to a report on Wednesday.
Comey, who was fired by Trump on May 9, is working out details of when he would appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, one of several panels looking into Russia’s interference in the election, along with the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller, CNN reported, citing a source.
He has also spoken to Mueller, a former FBI director, about what he will be allowed to reveal during his testimony.
It’s unlikely that Comey will be able to go into detail about the FBI’s ongoing investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with the Russians, but, the report said, he wants to talk about meetings he had with Trump before being fired.
“The bottom line is he’s going to testify,” the source said. “He’s happy to testify, and he’s happy to cooperate.”