Questions still remain as to whether Trump could still stop Comey's testimony, particularly as CNN reports that sources close to the former FBI Director believe he'll shed further light on the hairy allegations detailed in his memos that Trump sought to end investigations into former national security advisor Michael Flynn (prior to his resignation in February).
Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before a Senate committee next Thursday as part of a probe into alleged Russian meddling in the USA presidential election and possible collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign.
Comey's testimony probably will focus on the private meetings the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director had with Trump and subsequently chronicled in internal memos and recounted to associates who have divulged their contents to The Associated Press and other media outlets.
The scope of Comey's testimony was not exactly clear, though Mueller was permitting him to speak publicly, an associate told the AP.
In April, Nunes recused himself from leading the panel's investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election following a secret visit he paid to White House officials, but retains subpoena power.
"When I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said, 'You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story, ' Trump told NBC News in an interview". Richard Burr, R-N.C., said the committee welcomes Comey's testimony, but declined to comment further.
The former officials named in the subpoenas were Obama national security adviser Susan Rice, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power and former CIA Director John Brennan.
G-7 source: US gets more time for climate pact answer
French President Emmanuel Macron praised President Donald Trump's "capacity to listen" and his "intention to progress with us". However, the other G7 leaders pledged to "reaffirm their strong commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement".
A spokesman for Mueller declined to comment.
During one interaction, the commander-in-chief reportedly asked Comey to drop the domestic intelligence agency's investigation into disgraced former ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, as well as a probe into the administration's supposed contacts with Russian Federation during last year's presidential election.
Another congressional source, who also requested anonymity, said Democrats were "informed and consulted" ahead of time, but committee aides said they were not told.
Trump hired Kasowitz last week in a move that wasn't unusual - former President Bill Clinton hired outside counsel amid the investigation that led to his impeachment trial.
Congress is now out of session.
The president blasted the probes online as a 'witch hunt, ' in just his latest attack on the investigations.