Fired FBI Director James Comey has been invited to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee next Tuesday, according to multiple reports.
One source tells ABC News’ Michael Del Moro that while Comey has been invited to testify, he has not yet given word about whether he will accept the invitation.
ABC News: Comey has been *invited* to testify on Tuesday before Senate intel, no word on whether he has accepted, Dem aide to @AliABCNews
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) May 10, 2017
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) confirmed to local news station NBC 4 on Wednesday that both he and Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) had invited Comey to speak next week.
Sen Warner says he and Senate Intel Chairman are asking Comey to meet w/ Cmte *next* Tuesday
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) May 10, 2017
Comey was fired on Tuesday evening after a controversial tenure that drew criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. Despite this, Comey’s dismissal has now drawn bipartisan criticism due to his role in investigating the role that Russian intelligence services played in interfering in the 2016 presidential election.