Trump, Comey to meet next week in New York
President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey will meet next Wednesday in New Jersey for a secret, closed-door meeting on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, sources familiar with the matter have told The Hill.
The meeting is expected to be held at the home of former U.S. Attorney Richard Cullen, who served as Trump’s chief of staff.
Comey has reportedly been offered a place in the Oval Office as a member of the president’s security detail.
The meeting is a potential conflict of interest for Comey, who is now the subject of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe.
The White House declined to comment on the meeting.
The details surrounding the meeting are unclear.
The former attorney general has said in the past that he believes there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence during the 2016 election.
The president, however, has repeatedly said he believes the Russian government had a hand in the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails.
The Senate Intelligence panel will be looking into whether Trump or his associates colluded with Russia during the campaign, including whether there was collusion during the DNC hacking.