James Comey testifies before Senate panel on Russia investigation


Former FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into the agency’s Russia “collusion” probe during the 2016 election.

Comey will appear before the panel chaired by Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has accused the FBI of obtaining illegal secret warrants using flawed information and unsubstantiated claims in a now-debunked dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

“The day of reckoning is upon us when it comes to Crossfire Hurricane,” the South Carolina Republican said in a Fox News interview earlier this month, referring to the name of the collusion probe.

The Justice Department inspector general last year found “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in documents submitted by the FBI to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to monitor Page.

As part of its investigation, Graham said the committee is seeking the testimony of former FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was fired after it was revealed he and his paramour, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, exchanged text messages critical of Trump, and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.