Former FBI Director James Comey Puts Donald Trump's 'Inappropriate' and 'Concerning' Meetings on Blast

Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday morning for the first time since he was fired in the midst of an ongoing investigation into a possible connection between Trump campaign officials and Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Ahead of his testimony, Comey released his opening statement for all to read — and in it, he recounts several conversations he had with Trump over the last few months.


“I felt compelled to document my first conversation with the President-Elect in a memo. To ensure accuracy, I began to type it on a laptop in an FBI vehicle outside Trump Tower the moment I walked out of the meeting. Creating written records immediately after one-on-one conversations with Mr. Trump was my practice from that point forward. This had not been my practice in the past. I spoke alone with President Obama twice in person (and never on the phone) — once in 2015 to discuss law enforcement policy issues and a second time, briefly, for him to say goodbye in late 2016. In neither of those circumstances did I memorialize the discussions. I can recall nine one-on-one conversations with President Trump in four months — three in person and six on the phone.”

In his statement, Comey confirms that Trump requested his ‘loyalty’ and that he did ask for Comey to ‘let go of’ the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Comey says that he told Trump that he was not personally being investigated at the time. But, he adds, he was reluctant to say so publicly because that would “create a duty to correct should that change.”

It’s certainly going to be interesting to hear what else Comey has to say tomorrow. Be sure to tune in live at 10am ET. For a list of ways to watch, click here.


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