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Must-See TV: Date Set For Testimony On Trump From Former Westporter Comey

James Comey
James Comey Photo Credit: FBI
Donald Trump
Donald Trump Photo Credit: Trump Inauguration Twitter

A date has been set for fired FBI Director James Comey, a former Westport resident, to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the investigation of possible Russian collusion with Trump staffers in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Comey will testify Thursday, June 8, in a nationally televised open session in the morning, followed by a close session with committee members in the afternoon.

The former FBI director will undoubtedly be asked about notes from one-on-one meetings with President Donald Trump before he was fired. There have been unconfirmed reports that Trump asked Comey to give him a loyalty pledge and also asked him to drop the investigation of fired former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Trump also reportedly called Comey a "nut job" in a meeting with Russian diplomats the day after the firing, saying the move would "ease pressure" on the Russian investigation.

The testimony comes amid a CNN report Thursday morning that two Democratic senators asked Comey to investigate Attorney General Jeff Sessions for possible perjury, amid concerns that he may have had an additional meeting with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador the U.S.

Comey was chosen by then-President Barack Obama to head the FBI in 2013 on a 10-year appointment.

He and his wife sold their Westport home at 6 Westway Road earlier this year for $2.475 million, which is $575,000 less than they paid for it.

Comey, 56, bought the house in 2010, when he went to work as general counsel for Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund, which is headquartered in Westport.

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