John McCain to question James Comey at Thursday's congressional hearing

Posted at 9:45 PM, Jun 06, 2017

One of President Donald Trump's most vocal critics from his own political party will question the former FBI Director Jim Comey. 

On Thursday, Comey is set to testify at a U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing, which has been much-awaited and anticipated, and Arizona Senator John McCain, who is not a member of the committee, will have the chance to question the former FBI director,according to CNN.

Comey was fired by Trump in May. According to CNN, Comey was responsible for working with the bureau's investigation into whether Trump's campaign worked with Russia in the presidential election interference. Many questioned whether Trump fired Comey because the former director wouldn't drop the investigation. 

McCain, who is the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, can attend the intelligence committee hearing on Thursday and ask questions as he is an "ex officio" of the committee, CNN said. He does not get to vote. 

CNN stated McCain said "I want to wait and see what he (Comey) says."