Breaking Twitter Silence, Trump Sees Lies, Vindication in 'Leaker' Comey's Testimony
10 June, 2017, 15:07 | Author: Michele Stevens
Discussing the meeting where Comey says Trump asked him to back off Flynn, Sen.
Comey also accused the Trump administration of spreading "lies, plain and simple" about him and the FBI in the aftermath of his abrupt firing last month, declaring that the administration "defamed him and more importantly the FBI" by claiming the bureau was in disorder under his leadership.
Comey had been investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation before Trump fired him, though he said that Trump personally was not under investigation.
The week was dominated by the anticipated appearance, actual appearance and analysis after the appearance of former FBI Director James B. Comey in front of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on Thursday. He painted Trump as a chief executive dismissive of the FBI's independence and made clear that he interpreted Trump's request to end an investigation into the former national security adviser as an order coming from the president. "No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker", said President Trump.
The president and Iohannis first spoke of cooperation between the two countries in fighting terrorism, but the conference quickly turned to the Russian Federation investigation when Trumpopened the gathering for questions.
During his Congressional briefing organised by the powerful Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday, Comey confessed that he leaked the information about his interaction with the USA president.
President Donald Trump listens during a news conference with Romania's President Klaus Werner Iohannis in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 9, 2017.
The committee also has asked Comey for any notes or memos that he has which would detail the handful of discussions he had with Trump.
And on the sensitive subject of leaks, Comey revealed that to "prompt the appointment of a special prosecutor", he had used a cut-out to share with The New York Times details of a memo recounting Trump's February 14 request, "I hope you can let this go", referring to the FBI investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. What drove Trump nuts was that Comey wouldn't say that publicly. Mueller and his investigators now have the meticulous memoranda of conversations Comey had with Trump.
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The president had previewed his attacks against Comey in an early-morning tweet that broke his previous day's silence on his favorite social media megaphone.
Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz will file the complaint with the DOJ's Inspector General and the Senate Judiciary Committee after Comey testified Thursday that he allowed a personal friend to leak an unclassified memo of his conversations with the president to news outlets in hopes it would trigger the appointment of a special counsel. "In other words, the president directed the director of the FBI to drop at least part of the investigation regarding ties between the Trump team and Russian Federation".
"Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication. and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" I mean, I will tell you I didn't say that.
Trump also seized on Comey's revelation that he had directed a friend to release memos he'd written documenting his conversations with the president to a reporter. But he also added that: "The reason I keep saying his words is I took it as a direction".
A Republican operative with deep ties to the establishment donor community said the Comey testimony underscored the extent to which Trump's problems are often self-inflicted.
While Trump might feel vindicated, Comey's reputation as a truth-teller didn't seem to take a hit. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe walks through a back hallway as he arrives in the Hart Senate Office Building to testify during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Wednesday. Dianne Feinstein of California asked: "Why didn't you stop and say, 'Mr". But we were very, very happy and, frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said.
The Department of Justice, however, issued a statement standing by the original explanation.
Both the conversation between Trump and Comey about Flynn and the firing itself were obstructive acts, she said.
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McCain Says His Confusing Questions Resulted From Tiredness
McCain says his point was to find out if Comey believes his interactions with Trump rise to the level of obstruction of justice. The Clinton email investigation ended more than 11 months ago, while the Russian Federation investigation continues.
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