Comey to testify in Senate how Trump pushed him to end probe into collusion with Russia

The former FBI Director will likely testify as early as next week, and will confirm reports that the president pressured him to end his investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.
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Former FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify in the Senate as early as next week to confirm that US President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with Russia, CNN reported Thursday.

A source said Comey had met privately with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III to work out what he can and cannot say in his testimony, in order to make sure there are no legal complications due to his public account. The source described Comey as "eager" to discuss Trump's alleged attempts to obstruct the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

"The bottom line is he's going to testify," the source said. "He's happy to testify, and he's happy to cooperate."

Since Comey's firing last month, reports have emerged in US media that Trump had demanded Comey's "loyalty" in exchange for keeping him on as FBI Director, and urged him to drop his investigation into his former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

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