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James Comey Testimony:

A BackStory on His Recent Public Drama

Story by BackStory June 7th, 2017

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.

Placing Trump’s Firing Of Comey In Historical Context

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.

As details surrounding President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey continue to come out, BackStory's Brian...

Posted by BackStory on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Backstory short take: fbi and u.s. elections

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.

Q&A with Yale scholar: How the FBI has meddled in politics before

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.

J. Edgar Hoover, half-length portrait, facing left, seated at desk, holding pen. December 22, 1924. Source: Library of Congress

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Footnote: Thanks to WBUR's Here & Now and The Conversation.