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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

"If this is all Comey has, it’s not what Democrats had been hoping for", Legal Insurrection

*"Here’s a link to the full prepared remarks."

Comey to testify that Trump sought 'loyalty,' asked to lift Russia 'cloud'
"James Comey plans to testify Thursday that in the months before he was fired as FBI director, President Trump sought his “loyalty” while also pressing him to “lift the cloud” of the Russia investigation and lay off Michael Flynn, according to written testimony released ahead of his Senate committee appearance.
"The prepared remarks for his opening statement, released by the Senate Intelligence Committee, also make clear that Comey repeatedly assured Trump he was not personally under investigation.
"Comey's statement detailed several meetings he had with Trump dating back to January. He extensively described a Jan. 27 dinner where he said Trump told him: “I need loyalty. I expect loyalty.”
" . . . Comey plans to say as well that Trump sought help ending any probe of former national security adviser Flynn, reiterating previously published reports about such claims.

Political Cartoons by Robert Ariail

"Comey's testimony will mark his first Capitol Hill appearance since his firing a month ago. Lawmakers are eager to hear his side, amid a raft of reports suggesting Trump had pressured Comey over investigations of Russian meddling in the election and coordination with his associates.
"Trump has denied pressuring Comey as well as any collusion with Russia.
"If Comey's opening statement is any gauge, Thursday's testimony will be explosive.
"The seven ­page document, however, began with a piece of good news for the president ­­ confirming his past claims that Comey assured Trump "we were not investigating him personally." Comey first gave the assurance during their first meeting at Trump Tower on Jan. 6, during a discussion about a salacious and widely contested anti­Trump dossier, and reiterated the statement in subsequent conversations.
"Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel highlighted those passages, tweeting Wednesday, “Comey’s testimony reconfirmed what @POTUS has been saying all along: The President was never under investigation.' ” . . .

Comey Says He Did Tell Trump He Wasn’t Under Investigation, Trump Didn’t Try To Interfere In Russia Investigation…

*"Here’s a link to the full prepared remarks."

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