James Comey leaked information to press days after Donald Trump tweet
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 08, 2017,
Jun 08, 2017, 20:37
The consequences are so real that, at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, the RNC issued a memo of "talking points" to its members which, we shit you not, included a series of "suggested tweets" - complete with Dropbox links for clips and GIFs to use.
Comey is scheduled to give his testimony before the Senate committee Thursday.
The exchanges, which took place on January 6, January 27, February 14, March 30 and April 11, focused mainly on the FBI's ongoing investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign, in particular former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, and Russian Federation. "Trump allowed Comey to continue exercising his discretion, though he did express hope about how that exercise would turn out".
A spokesman says the interview was canceled because Pence was running late.
"So both of you are in the same findings here", Manchin said.
He told the committee that the "shifting explanations" from the White House for why Trump fired him last month "confused" and increasingly concerned him.
Turley was referring to the entirety of Comey's written statement, including his account of an Oval Office meeting in which Trump asked Comey to drop the investigation of former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.
The president is preparing a rapid-response team to handle today's testimony, which will be carried live on the big USA television networks and for which bars in Washington will be opening early. Trump asking others to leave the room so that he could talk to Comey alone proves that Trump knew he was about to do something he didn't want others to hear, Jones explained. It could just be an attempt to display just how detailed his recollection is, but could this also be a prompt for senators on Thursday to ask him about the President's son-in-law?
Former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify Thursday before the Senate on his interactions with President Donald Trump, and a copy of his testimony released Wednesday is full of eye-popping details.
"I replied only that 'he is a good guy.'" Comey wrote, then added: "I did not say I would 'let this go'".
Kingston said that because Comey has made statements earlier that had to be corrected that this statement shouldn't necessarily be taken as truth.
The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director says he tried to establish some distance from Mr. Trump by telling him, "I was not on anybody's side politically and could not be counted on in the traditional political sense". "I replied that he should give that careful thought because it might create a narrative that we were investigating him personally, which we weren't, and because it was very hard to prove a negative".
The RNC's effort comes amid last-minute jostling over how to create an organization to defend the President ahead of Comey's testimony.
They confirm some of what has already been reported publicly in the media.
4. Can senators extract more from Comey in public?
The ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee says former FBI director James Comey's account of his conversations with the president about the Russian Federation investigation are "disturbing". And the investigation continued. Trump fired him last month.
During their dinner on January 27, Trump asked Comey for loyalty, to which Comey pledged honesty. "I expect loyalty" during a January dinner. "What's the legal basis for your refusal for you to testify to this committee". Citing the "open setting" of the televised hearing, Comey declined to answer. The hearing unfolded amid intense political interest, and within a remarkable political context as Comey delivered damaging testimony about the president who fired him, a president who won election only after Comey damaged his opponent, Hillary Clinton, in the final days of the campaign.