Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify publicly about the moments when Donald Trump tried to strong arm him into swearing personal allegiance to the new boss, and the time Trump sent everyone else out of the room so he could ask Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly in the Senate as early as next week to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide's ties to Russia, a source close to the issue said Wednesday.

No date has been pinned down, but Comey should appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a public hearing. With Robert Mueller at work in his new role as special counsel, it’s not expected that Comey will produce a wealth of detail on the investigation itself. Instead the focus will be on how Trump interfered directly in that investigation.

… he appears eager to discuss his tense interactions with Trump before his firing, which have now spurred allegations that the president may have tried to obstruct the investigation. If it happens, Comey's public testimony promises to be a dramatic chapter in the months-long controversy, and it will likely bring even more intense scrutiny to an investigation that Trump has repeatedly denounced as a "witch hunt."

What was the moment that spelled Nixon’s doom in Watergate? The discovery that he had attempted to halt the FBI investigation.