Leid Stories—A Lot Riding on Ex-FBI Director James Comey’s Testimony Before Congressional Commitee—06.06.17

Former FBI director James Comey on Thursday makes his third appearance before a congressional committee looking into how he did his job.

In March, Comey and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers told the House Intelligence Committee they were investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia to rig the 2016 presidential election in Trump’s favor. In May, just prior to being fired by Trump, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the Trump-Russia probe was continuing, though it had not yet yielded concrete evidence, and he defended his handling of the Hillary Clinton email debacle. On Thursday, Comey again appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee to be grilled about matters related to his firing by Trump, and whether he did indeed find evidence of a Trump-Russia campaign collaboration but chose to cover it up.

For many reasons, a lot is resting on Comey’s testimony on Thursday. Leid Stories listeners discuss what those reasons might be.

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