(KFVS/AP) - Former FBI Director James Comey testified starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 8 before the Senate intelligence committee.
He testified in an open session, which was followed by a closed session.
Comey released a written statement on Wednesday, ahead of his testimony. You can click here to read the entire statement.
Committee members wanted to hear from Comey on his role in the development of the U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.
They also hoped Comey's testimony will answer questions that have arisen since Comey's sudden firing by President Donald Trump.
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) issued the following statement about Comey's testimony:
U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) issued this statement: