The New York Times reports:
In a statement Friday evening, the Republican chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said James B. Comey had agreed to publicly testify in front of the panel about his role in the Russia investigation.
Mr. Comey will testify in an open committee session sometime after Memorial Day, the senators said in the statement, although no date has yet been set.
“I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media,” said Senator Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina and chairman of the committee. Senator Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, said he expects Mr. Comey to “shed light on issues critical to this committee’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.”