Former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Community for the first time since being unexpectedly fired by President Trump in early May. Comey's opening statement, published Wednesday, has already caused a stir: The former director will confirm that Trump urged him to "let go" of the investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. "This is the John Dean moment, if you want to compare it to Watergate," former assistant special Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman told Wired, naming the White House counsel who implicated officials, including Richard Nixon. "It's going to be the first time the American public is going to hear what these conversations were about. Right now, we're just getting it second-hand in press reports." Comey's hearing will begin at 10 a.m. ET, and is available to watch on every major news network and free to stream on CSPAN and CNN.
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