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News Thursday, Jun 8 2017

Here Are The 10 Biggest Revelations In Comey’s Testimony

Jun 08, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee this morning was full of bombshell revelations on the ongoing investigation into Trump campaign officials potentially colluding with Russian hackers to rig the 2016 presidential election. Here are the top takeaways:

  1. Comey twice confirmed he expects special counsel Robert Mueller to look at obstruction of justice.

  2. Comey refused to deny when asked if President Trump colluded with Russia in an open setting.

  3. Comey said Vice President Pence was aware of concerns about then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.  (Pence had previously denied)

  4. Comey took President Trump’s request to let go of the Michael Flynn investigation as a direction.

  5. Comey repeatedly called President Trump a liar.

  6. Lordy I hope there are tapes.”

  7. Comey said he couldn’t discuss verified parts of the Steele dossier in an unclassified session.

  8. Comey said President Trump fired him because of the Russia investigation and called it “a very big deal.”

  9. Comey said he can’t share in an open setting why career FBI officials knew Attorney General Sessions would have to recuse himself early on.

  10. Comey wanted a special counsel to investigate Trump and Russia, after not thinking one was necessary for last year’s email probe because there was “no case there.”

Published: Jun 8, 2017

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