9:56 a.m. PDT: The public portion of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing has ended, but viewers were able to tune in to the testimony of acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe. He told Congress that “the work of the men and women of the FBI continues despite any changes in circumstance” — meaning the firing of Comey.

McCabe also promised the panel that he would inform Congress if the White House made an effort to impede future investigations. Watch clips from McCabe’s testimony below:

—Posted by Emma Niles

Earlier: The hearing began about 7 a.m. PDT with a declaration that the meeting would not focus on Russia probes, but some in the media speculated that it could shed some light on President Trump’s firing of former FBI chief James Comey this week. Earlier this year, Comey had confirmed publicly that the agency was investigating the Russian government’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election.

— Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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