After being ousted by an increasingly nervous Trump administration, the now former FBI director James Comey has been invited to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next Tuesday, Sen. Mark Warner’s (D-VA) office confirmed Tuesday.
According to new reports, Comey asked the Justice Department for more money and personnel for the FBI’s investigation into Russian election interference just days before he was fired by President Trump.
“He was not doing a good job,” Trump said when asked why he fired Comey. “Very simply, he was not doing a good job.”
If he appears next week, Comey is likely to face questions from the committee about both the Russia probe and the timing of his unexpected removal from the office.
Here are some questions that could be asked:
Why now and not in January?
Who ordered the review by Rosenstein?
What was Jeff Session’s involvement?
Who knew and who signed off on it?
What is the status of the Russia investigation?