Comey offers dramatic details of Trump meetings in opening statement

Former FBI Director James Comey provided a dramatic and detailed account of his meetings with President Trump in an opening statement released the afternoon before his highly anticipated testimony to Congress on Thursday.

In a statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee, which runs seven pages, Comey confirms reports that Trump asked him to "let go" of the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.


Comey also recounts multiple conversations with Trump in the statement, including one talk in which the president asked him to "lift the cloud" of the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the election and alleged ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow.

In another conversation, which took place during a January dinner at the White House, Comey confirms that the president asked him for his loyalty.

"I need loyalty. I expect loyalty," Trump said, according to Comey.

Comey said he didn't respond to Trump's remark, but the president returned to the subject later in the dinner, again repeating that he needed loyalty.

Ultimately, Comey allowed that Trump would get "honesty loyalty" from him.

"The term — honesty loyalty — had helped end a very awkward conversation and my explanations had made clear what he should expect," Comey says in his testimony.

https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/documents/os-jcomey-060817.pdf

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  • hahaha
    Democrat Narrative DESTROYED: Comey Opening Statement Says Trump Isn't Under Personal Investigation, Didn't Pressure Comey To Kill Russian Campaign Collusion Investigation

    Comey began by describing his first meeting with then-President-Elect Trump on January 6 at Trump Tower, at which he personally briefed Trump about an intelligence community assessment concerning Russian interference in the 2016 election. Comey says he alone briefed Trump on the details, out of respect for Trump’s privacy; this would have included the dossier material talking about Trump’s supposed Russian “pee-tape.” Comey explained that he was worried that the briefing might lead Trump to believe he was under investigation by the FBI on a counterintelligence level. He also explained that Trump was correct that he was not under personal investigation:

    "In that context, prior to the January 6 meeting, I discussed with the FBI’s leadership team whether I should be prepared to assure President-Elect Trump that we were not investigating him personally. That was true; we did not have an open counter-intelligence case on him. We agreed I should do so if circumstances warranted. During our one-on-one meeting at Trump Tower, based on President-Elect Trump’s reaction to the briefing and without him directly asking the question, I offered that assurance."
    http://www.dailywire.com/news/17270/democrat-narrative-destroyed-comey-opening-ben-shapiro?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=062316-news&utm_campaign=benshapiro
  • Like the media this guy is taking things out of context and putting words into comeys mouth.

    Trump ask Comey to remain true to the agencies policy of remaining independent and not taking side of either the Democrats or Republicans. Continue the investigations but stay out of politics, which Comey didn't. He Comey release info regarding Hillary that were damning yet decide not to prosecute her.

    A president does not have to ask for loyalty since you take a oath to defend the constitution and orders from POTUS. But when POTUS remind you have that then its clear you have went political when you shouldn't.

    2 things to take from Comey statement are 1. Trump is not under personal investigation 2 he never tried to end the investigation. Its better to read the statement then to take my words or liberal factsmatters.
  • Still sucking on President Orange face Ass Clown I see.
  • I am posting once again Comey's complete and unedited statement submitted today to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. Everyone can read it for themselves.
    Statement for the Record
    Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
    James B. Comey
    June 8, 2017
    https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/documents/os-jcomey-060817.pdf
  • Read it my fellow forumers and see that it confirmed that the entire democrat narrative is dead. Its not trending on Twitter Facebook or the other major news media. If it had something new then it would.

    The statement just exonerated trump, its states that Trump is not under investigation nor did he tried ending the investigation.

    I feel sorry for the liberals. Honestly I do. Now the top Democrat in the senate MRs.Feinstein is asking why did Comey released a person statement before the hearings which said what I also said. Keep spinning the dead narrative even it ODed on the way to the ER/Hearings.

    #MAGA
  • Wow, very simple mapping of how we shouldn't concern ourselves with Trump since he's not OUR president. Now, how about use that same common sense and apply to to:

    Is Donald Trump your president? No.....

    Should we keep reading about Trump on Micronesia Forum? No......

    Simple as that. Factsmatter and Pawnstar, get your Trump news and post on american social networking sites.....please, we insist!
  • Wow, very simple mapping of how we shouldn't concern ourselves with Trump since he's not OUR president. Now, how about use that same common sense and apply to to:

    Is Donald Trump your president? No.....

    Should we keep reading about Trump on Micronesia Forum? No......

    Simple as that. Factsmatter and Pawnstar, get your Trump news and post on american social networking sites.....please, we insist!
  • Sorry ina but there are thousands of us Micronesians who are US citizens and guess what every micros are clued to what's happening in the US right now. When we stop having a COFA and stop getting US aid and stop having Micros in the US military then I will stop. Until then peace.
  • Why don't we just let anyone post his comments and let it be on there but skip it and read the next article if you don't want to read it? I only read what I think its get me and interest to dig it out. lol This is only my own though.
  • Haha
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