Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying now in an open session before of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The testimony begain shortly after 10 a.m. ET. A private, closed-door session of the Senate Intel Committee is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET. Comey will be present and questioned during that session as well.
Former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before Congress
- Date: Thursday June 8, 2017
- Time: LIVE Now
- On TV: CBS News, check your local listings
- CBSN: Comey Hearing Live Online Stream
- Post-coverage: Special Live Red & Blue shows later at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET
A CBS News Special Report will air live coverage of the Comey's testimony. The broadcast will be co-hosted by Norah O'Donnell, Gayle King and Charlie Rose starting Thursday at 10 a.m. ET. CBSN will also live stream Comey's testimony.
Comey's Testimony today
At his request, the Senate Intelligence Committee released Comey's opening statement Wednesday. The statement detailed the former FBI Director's interactions with Mr. Trump, both in-person and via the phone.
Comey had documented his conversations with the president in memos. In a meeting the day after Flynn resigned in February, the president reportedly told Comey "I hope you can let this go," referring to Flynn. In other meetings, Trump described the investigation as "a cloud that impaired his ability to act on behalf of the country."
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- Watch: James Comey opening statement adds intrigue to testimony
In his testimony, Comey is expected to answer questions about reports that President Trump asked him to back off the FBI's investigation into any ties between former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and the Russian government.
In his testimony, Comey is expected to confirm the contents of this memo, though he may be limited from further explanation due to thesurrounding the issue.