Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is one of the longest-serving committee members, on the panel since 2001. He’s also known as a fierce critic of the intelligence community and has sparred with Comey in the past. But now he’s eager to give the former director a chance to share his side of the story. Expect him to serve up volleys that give Comey time to share his thoughts.
“Having more details — fleshing out what was said, who was involved, was it documented — I think will very much clarify where things were at the time Mr. Comey was fired,” Wyden said this week. “I said an hour after the president had fired Mr. Comey the single most important thing now is to get Mr. Comey in front of a public forum, the Intelligence Committee. We’re getting that now.”