The Democrats are advocating for Comey to give public testimony, but critics note that only gives each lawmaker 5-minute intervals to ask questions.
House Republicans are questioning Comey on decisions made by the Justice Department during the 2016 presidential election.
Citing a recent poll published by Rasmussen Reports that claims Trump's approval is now at 50%, Trump suggested that it would be half as much higher if it were not for the investigation into Russian election interference led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. California Rep. Darrell Issa said Comey had two lawyers in the room, his personal lawyer and a lawyer from the Justice Department.
Strzok defiantly fought with angry Republican lawmakers in a riveting hearing that featured Strzok reading aloud from his sometimes-lewd texts and Democrats openly yelling at their Republican counterparts.
Free public transport rolled out in a country for first time
In a bid to ease the pressure on the country's road network, all public transport tickets will be abolished from summer 2019. Although home to around 110, 000 people, the capital witnesses 400,000 commuters coming to the city to work.
Comey said he might answer questions after the session on Friday.
"One of the disappointments of this deposition so far has been the amount of times in which the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes that Congress doesn't have a right to know", Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said, according to Fox News. "The entire objective of this investigation is to cast aspersion on the real investigation, which is Mueller". They have also urged their Republican counterparts to shield Mueller from any attempts by Trump or his newly-appointed acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, to impede the investigation.
The Republican chairman of the House's judiciary committee, Virginia Rep. A transcript of the interview with members of the House Judiciary Committee will be released as soon as possible, perhaps in the next 24 hours. But it also found there was no evidence that Comey's or the department's final conclusions were motivated by political bias toward either candidate.
Comey was the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation until Trump dismissed him on May 9, 2017.
McCabe was let go after Chris Wray became Federal Bureau of Investigation director.