The January 2017 review, which took place during President Barack Obama's term, revealed that Russia had interfered in the elections months earlier to violate Democratic Hillary Clinton's candidacy and help Donald Trump. The Senate Commission analyzes this assessment as part of its investigation of Russian interference and if it was in any way related to Trump's campaign.
The committee said that Comey, who had been fired by Trump a year ago, had been invited to testify next Wednesday, but he has not accepted. Recently, Comey has published his new book, "A Higher Loyalty," in which he describes his interactions with Trump and characterizes the president as morally unfit.
The hearing will also feature former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and Mike Rogers, former director of the National Security Agency.
The NSA, CIA and FBI assessment found that the Russian government meddled in the election and that Russian military intelligence provided information from the Democratic National Committee and high-ranking Democratic officials on the WikiLeaks website. WikiLeaks denies that Russia was the source of the stolen emails.
Intelligence officials from both the Obama and Trump governments have repeatedly told the committee that they agree with the 2017 assessment. But a report by the intelligence committee released last month denied it on one point, saying that the authorities "did not use adequate analytical craftsmanship" while assessing the intentions of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Legislators on the committee said they agreed that Putin would have hurt Clinton, but did not agree to help Trump.
The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to release several reports as part of its cross-party investigation of Russian interference. including one that focuses solely on the rating. It has already published a Electoral Safety Report and plans to publish future reports on whether Trump's campaign and other problems related to the incident collided.
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