Comey's Tell-All Testimony Runs Risk of White House Roadblocks
Bloomberg ------- While former FBI Director James Comey is preparing to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the White House or the Justice Department’s special counsel may press him to cancel the appearance or curtail any inclination to tell all. The committee announced last week that Comey agreed to testify in open session after Memorial Day about the FBI’s probe into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election and whether anyone close to President Donald Trump colluded in the effort. Trump has said he fired Comey on May 9 at least in part because of the inquiry, which the president has called a “witch hunt.” The White House could try to assert executive privilege to bar Comey from disclosing conversations with Trump or his aides, including one in which Trump reportedly asked Comey to drop an investigation into former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s dealings with Russia and Turkey. Trump has denied doing so. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.