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VIDEO: James Comey's Testimony Before Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on June 8th, speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired by President Trump nearly a month ago. Senators pressed  Comey on the circumstances surrounding his dismissal as well as the investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election. The White House has given conflicting messages about the reasons for Comey's firing. Sources close to Comey say the President told Comey to shut down the Russia investigation. That's a charge that the White House denies. A Special Counsel has since been tapped by the Justice Department to head the probe.

NPR journalists covering national security and politics have annotated Comey's opening remarks, which the Senate Intelligence Committee released in advance on Wednesday.Loading...

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