Former FBI Director Comey testifies in front of Senate Intelligence Committee

The former FBI Director is currently testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding the possibility that US President Donald Trump intervened in the investigation into Russia’s involvement in the recent US presidential election. Yesterday, James Comey’s opening statement was released.
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Former FBI Director James Comey is currently testifying in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and the possible ties between then-Republican candidate Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow. On Wednesday evening, Comey’s opening statement, which included serious accusations against the US president but also supported Trump’s claim that he was not a suspect in the investigation into Russia’s involvement, was released.

Comey wrote in the statement that the last time he spoke with Trump was on April 11, about a month before Trump suddenly fired him. Comey said that during the conversation, Trump asked him to tell the public that he is not personally under investigation. Comey said that Trump called the investigation “the cloud” and claimed that it “was getting in the way of his ability to do his job.”

After Comey’s statement was released, Trump responded to it via his personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz. Kasowitz said that his client “is pleased that Mr. Comey has finally publicly confirmed his private reports that the president was not under investigation in any Russia probe” and added that the president “feels completely and totally vindicated” and is “eager to continue to move forward with his agenda.”

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