Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to publicly testify as part of an investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. "The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media," Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said in a statement released Friday evening. The committee plans to schedule the open session after the Memorial Day congressional recess. The hearing would mark Comey's first public remarks since being fired by President Trump on May 9.

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