Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify to the Senate Intelligence Committee the day before former FBI Director James Comey will appear before the panel, according to news reports on Friday.
Rosenstein is scheduled to testify in a public session on Wednesday with other top intelligence officials on renewing surveillance powers that are due to expire, Politico reports.
Comey is expected to testify on Thursday, also in open session. Rosenstein wrote the memo that President Donald Trump cited in firing Comey last month.
Rosenstein, who explained Comey's dismissal to legislators on Capitol Hill shortly after Comey's dismissal last month, named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel in the agency's Russia probe.
Wednesday's hearing concerns the renewal of a portion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that allows agencies to collect online and Internet activity of foreign targets, Politico reports.
That section of the FISA law is scheduled to expire at the end of the year.
Other intelligence officials scheduled to testify Wednesday include Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers and Andrew McCabe, acting director of the FBI, Politico reports.
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