Was President Donald Trump wiretapped by the White House during the 2016 election? Did Russia interfere in the campaign in order to get the Republican in office?

Americans might finally get some answers to those questions and others Monday. FBI Director James Comey was set to kick off the week by testifying before the House Intelligence Committee — one of the first public events in the secretive, ongoing investigation into Russian and domestic meddling in the November election, TIME reported. Comey's appearance was set to start at 10 a.m. EDT Monday.

Tune in to a live stream of the hearing here on C-SPAN or see an unofficial broadcast below:


The hearing was being hosted by the House Intelligence Committee, which announced in January it would launch a bipartisan probe to look into possible communications between the Kremlin and the campaigns. The election season was peppered with irregularities — many of which centered around the hacked emails of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, and the Democratic National Committee — later linked to the Russian government.

Trump himself has pushed back against these claims as recently as Monday morning, when he tweeted that there was "no evidence Potus colluded with Russia." He declared it fake news. "The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign. Big advantage in Electoral College & lost!" he added.

Amid the Russia drama, the Twitter-loving president also invented a controversy. Trump tweeted March 4 that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped Trump Tower before the election. Since then, he's only doubled down on the accusation, even bringing it up during German Chancellor Angela Merkel's White House visit, despite there being no evidence, the Associated Press reported.

Given Comey's position in the intelligence community, his testimony Monday was likely to not only include comments on both scandals but also make waves in Washington.

"If he publicly refutes it, I think that it sends a message to the president that he can’t make baseless accusations without being called on it," Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told Politico. "I think he can be the exclamation point at the end of this."