Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that Comey had agreed to appear before the panel at the end of the month voluntarily as part of his committee’s probe of the FBI’s 2016 Russia investigation. “The day of reckoning is upon us; he will be respectfully treated but asked hard questions, Lindsey added.”
Comey, the former FBI Director will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 30 about the bureau’s investigation into Russian election meddling and the Trump campaign.
Getting Comey to testify marks a step forward for Graham, who has pledged for months that he would force the former director to testify in September and has been under pressure from conservatives to move faster.
Graham’s committee has held public hearings this year with former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates.
Graham said “that the committee staff is still negotiating with former FBI Director Andrew McCabe to try to get his testimony without a subpoena. Former special counsel Robert Mueller has declined to testify before the committee about his approximately two-year investigation,” Graham added.
Graham is months into an investigation digging into the Russia probe and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (or FISA) courts. Graham’s panel is one of two GOP-led Senate committees investigating the FBI’s Russia probe.
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson is leading his own investigation, and his committee voted Wednesday to authorize subpoenas for depositions to dozens of individuals, including Comey and McCabe.