House Democrats Just Took A Huge Step Forward In Trump-Russia Investigation
On Thursday The House Intelligence Committee invited multiple Obama administration officials to publicly testify in the panel’s investigation into a Trump-Russia connection.
One of those official testifying would be former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who’s hearing would be scheduled for May 2, after FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers appear.
Both Comey and Rogers were also invited to return before the committee to testify in a closed setting.
Other former officials testifying in an open hearing with Yates will be Former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
The open panel hearing was previously scheduled to take place in March, but that was canceled by committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.).
Nunes is suspected of potentially revealing classified information to Trump. Nunes stated that the hearing had been canceled to make room for a closed-door briefing with Comey and Rogers. This is something multiple Democrats believe is a cover up to precent Yates from testifying against the president.
Nunes has since stepped aside from the investigation after facing fierce scrutiny over his relationship with the president and the White House.
Yates is expected to give a testimony that will conflict with statements previously released by the White House.