Today at 10 a.m. Eastern time, former FBI director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee about interactions with the President regarding Russian meddling in the US election. Plenty of networks are live-streaming the video, including the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), Fox, and CBS News through their live YouTube channels.
It might be the most-watched hearing yet, with Comey releasing what you might call a “teaser trailer” yesterday of his personal notes from meetings with the President. Comey, who said he had never made records of his conversations with former President Barack Obama, documented his encounters with the President immediately after to ensure accuracy.
In one paragraph Comey wrote, “He [President Trump] then said, ‘I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.'”
The early release of Comey’s records has given some time to the Republican and Democratic party members to prepare their questions, and no doubt this was a strategic move by Comey who was fired by the President in May.
Yesterday, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in what was a sometimes heated event.