On Monday, FBI Director James Comey will formally appear before the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Accompanied by National Security Agency (NSA) head Adm. Michael Rogers, Comey’s testimony will be the first in the probe into Russia.
The investigation is expected to quickly divide members by ideological party concerning possible evidence of planned coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The hearing is also expected to address President Trump’s claim that he was “wiretapped” by former president Barack Obama at Trump Tower during the campaign.
Many observers of the investigation believe the panel discussions will go in either of two different directions. Democrats will focus on looking at connections between Trump campaign associates and Moscow, while Republicans will attempt to revert focus to the cyber-hacking of the Democratic National Committee last year.
It is not clear as to the degree of classified information Comey and Rogers will be permitted to address at the panel.
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