Ousted FBI director James Comey will testify in the Senate that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russia, CNN reported Wednesday.
The news network, quoting a source close to the issue, said final details are still being working out for his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. But it said his appearance before the panel could come as early as next week.
"The bottom line is he's going to testify," the source close to the issue said. "He's happy to testify, and he's happy to cooperate."
The New York Times, citing a memo by the fired FBI chief, reported Trump asked him to shut down the federal probe into Flynn.
"I hope you can let this go," Trump told Comey, according to the memo, the Times said.
Comey has already spoken privately with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to work out boundaries on his testimony, CNN reported. He is unlikely to discuss much of the FBI’s investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign, the news network said.
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