Former FBI Director James Comey testifies in the Senate on the “Russian case”

The hearing focuses on the origins of the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign staff.

Former FBI Director James Comey, one of the central figures in the Russia investigation, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

Hearings on the FBI investigation against members of the electoral headquarters of Trump began at 10 am.

Recall that Comey was dismissed in May 2017.

Senate Republicans believe that the investigation, which was later turned over to Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, was intended to undermine Trump’s credibility as a candidate and later as President.

In December, the Justice Department’s oversight service concluded that numerous errors were made during the investigation, but there was no political bias.

The head of the legal Committee, Lindsey Graham, previously said that he wants to establish responsibility for mistakes made, in particular, when issuing a warrant for monitoring Carter Page, a former adviser to the Trump campaign headquarters.

The top Democrat on the Committee, Dianne Feinstein, criticized the Committee’s investigation as an attempt to damage the reputation of Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate.

This year, the Committee held public hearings with two other former officials who participated in the investigation: former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

The legal Committee is one of two Senate committees that examine the origins of the “Russia case” investigation.

A separate investigation is being conducted by the Senate homeland security committee, which recently voted to send subpoenas to dozens of officials who worked in various departments under President Barack Obama.

Special Prosecutor Mueller concluded that Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 election to promote Trump’s candidacy and that his campaign staff had numerous contacts with Russians. At the same time, Mueller said that there was no evidence of criminal collusion with Moscow.