GOP congressman: Comey may break his silence as early as next week

Rep. Will Hurd of Texas sits on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which invited Comey to testify next week. Asked on CNN’s “Outfront” if he believed Comey is still going to testify, Hurd told Erin Burnett, “I’m pretty confident he is. And that hearing may be as soon as the 24th of May.”

A senior GOP source previously told CNN it was unlikely Comey would testify publicly now that former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been named special counsel for the investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Hurd also disagreed with the President’s comments on Thursday that the appointment of a special counsel “hurts our country.”

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