James Comey Was Asked Whether Trump Asked Him to Stop the Russian Investigation. His Reply?
Posted On 08 Jun 2017 /
There was much that former FBI Director James Comey, testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, refused to say in an open setting due to classified material–the committee hearing will be moving to a closed session at 1PM–but the early exchange between Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Burr and Comey featured what the crux of what the American people want to know.
Burr: Do you have any doubt that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 election?
Burr: Do you have any doubt the Russian government was behind it?
Burr: Do you have any doubt that no votes cast in the 2016 election were tampered with?
Comey: No. No doubt.
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Burr: Did the president ask you to stop the Russian investigation?
Comey: Not to my understanding, no.
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Burr: When the President asked you to “let Flynn go,” in your estimation was General Flynn at that time in serious legal jeopardy?
Comey: He was in legal jeopardy, yes.
Burr: Do you feel the President in telling you to let Flynn go was attempting to influence the investigation?
Comey: That’s for the Special Counsel to decide.
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There was also this much-needed clarification:
Full clarification now: Comey says president was not under criminal or counter-intel investigation. https://t.co/gaHx3rAsVl