In a shocking show of solidarity and force, the U.S. Senate has responded to yesterday’s troubling events with a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump by calling the now-former FBI Director, James Comey, to testify next week.
According to Politico, Comey was asked to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next Tuesday. Politico learned of the invitation from a committee aide.
This particular Senate panel, led by Chairman, Republican Richard Burr (NC) and Vice Chairman, Democrat Mark Warner (VA), is leading the investigation into the connections between Russia and the Trump campaign/administration.
ABC News reports that the testimony would be behind closed doors with no cameras. They also report that Comey has yet to respond to the invitation.
Prior to his dismissal, Comey was scheduled to testify Thursday at the World Wide Threats Hearing with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, but will now be replaced by Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
According to the SSCI, witnesses at the World Wide Threats Hearing “will provide a comprehensive overview of the current and projected national security threats to the United States and our national interests, both at home and abroad.”