Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee touched on the alleged ties between U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, Comey’s firing, and whether the president pressured him to stop an investigation.
The much-anticipated testimony was a long time coming, as it was a chance to hear Comey’s side of the story. Trump first fired Comey on May 9, 2017. While Trump called him a showboat and slammed Comey on Twitter, the public only heard Comey’s side of the story through friends and sources who spoke to the media.
One day before the hearing, Comey submitted his opening statements to the Committee, which can be read on its website.
See a recap of our live blog below: