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Ex-FBI chief to testify over Russian probe on June 8

Michael Flynn is Donald Trump's former national security adviser (AP)
Michael Flynn is Donald Trump's former national security adviser (AP)

Former FBI director James Comey is to testify on June 8 before the US Senate intelligence committee investigating Russian activities during last year's presidential election.

The committee said Mr Comey will testify in an open session, which will be followed by a closed session.

The committee's Republican chairman and senior Democrat have said members want to hear from Mr Comey on his role in the development of the US intelligence agencies' assessment that Russia interfered in last year's election.

They also hope Mr Comey's testimony will answer questions that have arisen since his sudden sacking by President Donald Trump.

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