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Comey's Tell-All Testimony Runs Risk of White House Roadblocks

  • White House may cite executive privilege to restrict Comey
  • Special counsel Mueller also may ask ex-FBI chief to hold back
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Trump Says He Didn't Ask Comey to Drop Flynn Probe

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While former FBI Director James Comey is preparing to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the White House or the Justice Department’s special counsel may press him to cancel the appearance or curtail any inclination to tell all.

The committee announced last week that Comey agreed to testify in open session after Memorial Day about the FBI’s probe into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election and whether anyone close to President Donald Trump colluded in the effort. Trump has said he fired Comey on May 9 at least in part because of the inquiry, which the president has called a “witch hunt.”