Fired but not retired.
Conspicuously ousted FBI Director James Comey has yet to comment on his sudden dismissal by the Donald, but he’d apparently be more than happy to chat with some senators about it as long as it’s out in the open.
Comey was invited to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a session closed off from the public on Tuesday, according to a spokesperson for Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr speaking with The Hill.
The seventh director in the history of the federal law enforcement agency turned down the offer, but a close associate told The New York Times that Comey would speak with the committee if the hearing were open.
In the meantime, Sen. Dianne Feinstein called on the Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on the topic of Comey’s firing, reasoning in a statement, “President Trump and the White House have presented an ever-changing narrative on the rationale for the firing of FBI Director Comey.”
The California Democrat also hopes the hearings will investigate whether Trump actually asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to him, according to The Hill.
Acting FBI Director James McCabe, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, Judge Michael J. Garcia of the New York Court of Appeals and Alice Fisher, a former assistant attorney general, are set to interview for Comey’s old job Saturday with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.