Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee at 10 a.m (EDT) Thursday. In advance of his testimony, learn more about the history of Comey’s recent public drama from BackStory.
After Comey was fired in May, BackStory hosts Brian Balogh and Nathan Connolly talked to Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about the comparisons to 1973's "Saturday Night Massacre," when President Richard Nixon fired the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal.
When Comey informed Congress of a potential link between a device owned by disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton back in October, Brian talked to Beverly Gage a Yale University historian of 20th-century American politics. Take a listen.
Brian also asked Beverly to help him take a closer look at the history of the FBI’s involvement in politics in a Q&A for The Conversation. Check it out.
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