Special prosecutor and former FBI director Robert Mueller has reportedly cleared... former FBI director James Comey to testify publicly about Trump's attempts to sway his investigation.
Comey has spoken privately with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III to work out the parameters for his testimony to ensure there are no legal entanglements as a result of his public account, a source said. Comey will likely sit down with Mueller, a longtime colleague at the Justice Department, for a formal interview only after his public testimony.
When he testifies, Comey is unlikely to be willing to discuss in any detail the FBI's investigation into the charges of possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign -- the centerpiece of the probe, this source said. But he appears eager to discuss his tense interactions with Trump before his firing, which have now spurred allegations that the president may have tried to obstruct the investigation.
Congressional Republicans and pundits will most likely do all that they can to downplay or dismiss Comey's testimony, whatever it may be, but this will undoubtedly be a very big deal.
I believe we'll be able to judge just how big of a deal it is by the volume of Trump's rage tweets that will surely follow.
Actually, he'll probably start raging before it even happens.