Comey to testify publicly before intelligence panel

US President, Donald Trump, racist attack, Oregon, Portland, Dan Rather
US President, Donald Trump, racist attack, Oregon, Portland, Dan Rather

Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by the U.S. President, Donald Trump, amid an agency probe into Russian allegedly meddling in the U.S. election, has agreed to testify before the U.S. Senate Intelligence committee at a public hearing.

The hearing will be held after the May 29 Memorial Day holiday, the committee said in a statement.

Trump has denied allegations of any type of collusion between his campaign officials and Russian operatives.

President Trump said, “Everybody’s convinced: They say there is no collusion. We have nothing to do with Russia.”

Emphasizing that he wants to clear the air, Trump stated, “I want to get to the bottom if Russia or anybody is trying to tamper or play with our election.”

The President also dismissed reports that he demanded loyalty pledge from former FBI Director James Comey at a private dinner. Trump responded saying, “No, I didn’t but I think loyalty to the country, loyalty to the U.S. is important.”

The White House has denied a media report suggesting that President Donald Trump had asked the sacked FBI chief James Comey to end the investigation against former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn.

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