James Comey is testifying Tuesday morning in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee as the committee weighs his confirmation as FBI director.

While Comey's confirmation isn't in much doubt, he is expected to weigh in on some timely issues, including the National Security Agency's surveillance programs and waterboarding of terrorism suspects. In his previous role as deputy attorney general, Comey both raised concerns about these practices and signed off on them.

The hearing begins at 10 a.m. EDT, and we'll be providing live updates in this space.

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