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Comey Says Trump Didn’t Ask to Quash Russia Probe; Demurs on Obstruction

FBI director Jame Comey Thursday said President Trump never asked him to abandon the investigation of ties between Trump advisors and Russian officials, but he declined to say whether Trump’s expression of hope that he would end the Flynn probe constituted obstruction of justice.

Comey is testifying in an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. He suggested he will leave it to special prosecutor Robert Mueller to determine if Trump obstructed justice, though he said he found Trump’s remarks about Flynn “very disturbing.”

Comey also accused the White House of lying about the circumstances surrounding Trump’s decision to fire him.

“Although the law required no reason at all to fire the FBI director, the administration then chose to defame me and more importantly the FBI by saying that the organization was in disarray, that the workforce had lost confidence in its leader,” Comey said.

“Those were lies, plain and simple, and I am so sorry that the FBI workforce had to hear them and that the American people were told that.”

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8 Responses to Comey Says Trump Didn’t Ask to Quash Russia Probe; Demurs on Obstruction

  1. Blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda yadda, creamy peanut butter.

    The case for throwing out the election results is going up in the smoke of Comey’s self-serving self-immolation.

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled United States of America.

    • Love this! The more the left hyperventilate, is the more their efforts come to a big fat naught! Comey is a lying sack of cr&p!

  2. “Very disturbing” is a weasel phrase. If it was very disturbing, why didn’t he report it? Isn’t this like that woman who made a huge declarative opening statement and then took the Fifth from then on? I guess you can have it both ways if you’re slippery enough to game the system.

    • That could be construed as misprision of felony, which might get James and the Giant Ego three years behind bars.

      Wouldn’t THAT be just peachy…

      (See what I did there?) ;)

  3. A disgruntled ex-employee with an axe to grind is playing politicians, the media, and the American public.
    FBI – Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity – isn’t that their motto? Too bad this employee didn’t take it to heart.

  4. OMG! Can we please move on from this steaming dog pile?
    Our government is nothing more than a group of circus animals vying for who is going to get the most attention.
    No wonder our enemies no longer fear us.