Comey Will No Longer Give Scheduled Testimony Before Senate Intel Committee

FBI Director James Comey, left, accompanied by National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers testifies on Capitol Hill.
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Tierney Sneed contributed reporting.

Former FBI Director James Comey will not testify in an open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee that was scheduled for Thursday.

“Comey was terminated last night,” the panel’s chair Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) told reporters on Wednesday. “The chair will be filled by the acting director of the FBI.”

Andrew G. McCabe became acting director of the bureau after President Donald Trump abruptly terminated Comey on Tuesday, a development Burr said “troubled” him.

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  1. Due to clairvoyance, I can offer Andrew G. McCabe’s testimony now, ahead of time:

    McCabe: “I do not recall that, Senator.”

    McCabe: “I don’t know.”

    McCabe: “Senator, I’ll have to get back to you on that.”

    McCabe: “I’m sorry, Senator, but I don’t remember.”

  2. I do not know why they would not call him anyway. It is not like all of the knowlege that he has of the Trump Russia connection have suddenly vanished. Disheartening to say the least.

  3. Republicans putting the “intelligence” in ‘intel’.

  4. Wasn’t he also supposed to speak in a closed committee hearing? Is that still on?

  5. Of course not. My only question: Was Comey allowed to fly home on the FBI jet that took him to California?

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