The Senate Intelligence Committee released the testimony of former FBI director James Comey, telling in detail 5 out of 9 accounts of his interactions with Donald Trump. Comey had privately told Attorney General Jeff Sessions of his unwillingness to be left alone with Trump, after he pressured him to end the Michael Flynn probe, reflecting how deeply Comey distrusted Trump. The early release of his testimony gives the White House some time to prepare. Thursday at 10 am, Comey is scheduled to testify in court with live coverage of the event hosted by multiple news sources.
In what can only be called the biggest testimony in recent US political history, on Thursday, the former FBI Director, James Comey, testified against the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding his previous interactions with President Trump. Comey stated that he found it necessary to document his meetings with Trump, saying “I was honestly concerned that he would lie about the nature of our meetings, so I found it important to document.” James Comey dropped a bombshell when asked whether the president was trying to obstruct justice, he implied that the special council is looking into whether Trump broke the law by asking the then FBI Director to dial back an ongoing investigation.
Former FBI Director, James Comey, is scheduled to testify before Congress in a highly anticipated hearing on Thursday. This will be Comey’s first public discussion of the events that led to his dismissal. Trump has not tried to block Comey’s testimony according to White House officials, if the President had he may have been able to use his executive privilege but there is no knowing whether the Congress would dismiss that notion. Thursday’s testimony will reveal more information about Trump discussions.
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. Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s presidential election.
Comey stated, among other highly publicized statements, Trump was not under investigation for Russia meddling, the White House lied about his firing, and that he did, in fact, leak his memos through a friend of his at Columbia University. When asked whether he was fired for what Trump stated were for undermining the morale of the agency he simply said, “those were lies, plain and simple.” Comey did admit to contacting his friend and successfully leaked the memos of his meetings with Trump when asked about the existence of tapes, Comey said “lordy, I hope there are tapes,” implying he has nothing to hide.