President Trump will not try to assert executive privilege over conversations with James Comey, a spokesperson said Monday, clearing the way for the ex-FBI director's testimony before Congress on Thursday.
Most major United States television networks plan to carry the event live. His appearance will mark his first public comments since he was abruptly fired by the president on May 9.
Comey's testimony is expected to address the circumstances around his firing and his alleged conversations with Trump about the investigation. He'll probably be asked about conversations with Trump about Russian election meddling and the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Any confirmation that Mr Trump tried to press Mr Comey would open the president to damaging allegations that he attempted to obstruct an ongoing FBI investigation.
White House officials had weighed trying to block Comey by arguing that his discussions with the president pertained to national security and that there was an expectation of privacy.
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The White House had floated the idea that Trump could invoke executive privilege, to protect the confidentiality of presidential discussions, but some aides were wary that it could look too much like a White House cover-up.
While Some Republicans in Congress had said that Trump should stop Comey's testimony, many legal scholars believed Trump had already waived his executive privilege because he spoke about conversations he had with Comey and tweeted about them. A special counsel appointed by the Justice Department as well as congressional committees are investigating. Could President Donald Trump keep Comey from testifying to lawmakers about their priv.
Lawmakers in both parties have urged Trump to allow Comey to testify publicly. Roy Blunt, a member of the Senate intelligence committee.
USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation meddled in the presidential election to hurt the bid of Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The online news outlet said the NSA report depicted a hacking operation tied closely to Moscow's GRU intelligence directorate that targeted private USA companies providing voter registration services and equipment to local governments around the country.