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The hottest ticket in town? The James Comey hearing

Members of the public waited in line to enter the hearing room where former FBI Director James Comey will testify.
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Members of the public waited in line to enter the hearing room where former FBI Director James Comey will testify.

Washington, D.C. is in a state of heightened anticipation ahead of the testimony of fired FBI director James Comey, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that members of the public were lined up outside the site of the hearing Thursday morning.

Photographers captured the scene Thursday outside of the hearing room in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

People could be seen lined up down hallways and around corners in hopes of getting a seat.

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Around Washington, meetings were canceled and watch parties were planned as the testimony approached.

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Comey is set to testify at 10 a.m. on conversations he had with President Trump ahead of his firing.

On Wednesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released Comey’s opening remarks, in which he writes that the president requested loyalty from the FBI director.

‘‘I need loyalty, I expect loyalty,” Trump said, according to Comey.

People waited in line outside the hearing room.
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People waited in line outside the hearing room.

Members of the public wait in line to enter the hearing room where former FBI Director James Comey will testify during a US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
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The line stretched down the hall.