The former head of the FBI agrees to testify in Senate

The ex-FBI director James Comey, sacked suddenly ten days ago by Donald Trump, has agreed to be heard at a public hearing in the Senate in June, announced on Friday the leaders, republican and democrat of the Intelligence committee.

The return of James Comey on may 9, while its services were investigating possible links between members of the campaign team of Donald Trump and Moscow had shaken Washington, the aftershocks of this decision, a rarity for an american president continuing to stir vigorously the White House.

Since then, the ex-head of FBI, remained silent. Potentially explosive, a public hearing will be held after the last weekend of may, they said in a joint press release published a few hours after the departure of Donald Trump for his first trip abroad.

“Americans deserve to hear it”

“I hope that the testimony of the former director Comey will address some of the issues raised since it was suddenly returned by the president” republican, said democratic senator Mark Warner, the number two of the Intelligence committee. “Director Comey has served his country honorably for many years and he deserves to tell his side of the story. In addition, Americans deserve to hear it”, he continued, quoted in the press release.

“I hope that it is clear to the eyes of the Americans the event the recent past that have been widely reported by the media”, added the president of the commission, republican Richard Burr, stating that its members had been “looking forward” to hear what James Comey has to say about the accusations of interference in Russian in the american presidential election of 2016, on which investigation the FBI.

Donald Trump has always denied any collusion with Russia in his electoral campaign, during which Washington had accused Moscow of conducting piracy and disinformation in order to undermine his rival democrat Hillary Clinton.

Leaks in the press

Since the ouster of James Comey, the leaks in the press and coups de theatre chain to Washington. According to the New York Times, Donald Trump would be particular pressure on it to class the pane of the survey about Michael Flynn, the ephemeral national security adviser suspected of the games troubles with the Russians. James Comey refused, but recorded the conversation in notes.

On Friday, the Washington Post has argued that the FBI investigation into the links between the campaign team of Donald Trump and Russia is interested in a high current maintainer of the White House, advisor to the “nearest” of the american president.

For its part, the New York Times claimed that the american president had said it was James Comey of “crazy”, a day after being sacked, during a meeting with the head of Russian diplomacy in the oval Office. (afp/nxp)

Created: 20.05.2017, 01h58

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