Friday, 9 June 2017

TRUMP LIED: Sacked FBI Boss Comey Says President Defamed Him And the Whole Agency After Firing Him - Reveals He Feared President Was a Liar From The First Time They Met

Comey says Trump did direct him to drop Flynn probe
Former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and his administration of defaming him and lying about the agency, but stopped short of accusing him of obstructing justice by asking him to drop an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Comey, 56, told US lawmakers at a hearing before a Senate panel in Washington that he was confused by 'the shifting explanation's given by the Trump administration for his sensational firing on May 9. '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,' said Comey. The director dramatically claimed that he recorded every conversation and interaction he had with Trump because he was concerned the president would 'lie' about their meetings afterwards.

SHOWTIME: Former FBI Director James Comey takes the oath before sitting down to testify to the Senate Intelligence Committee
In riveting testimony watched around the nation, Comey disputed 'shifting explanations' that followed his firing, and specifically pointed to Trump's televised comment that he fired Comey because of the FBI's Russia investigation.
His remarks laid out the carefully constructed beginnings of a case that President Trump used his power and his relationship with Comey in a way that might have taken investigative pressure off a longtime supporter accused of Russia ties – fired security advisor Mike Flynn – and remove a 'cloud' that was hanging over his young administration. 
Comey described the president's extraordinary efforts to get with him one-on-one to discuss the Flynn case, create a sense of political indebtedness, and reject salacious unproven allegations about the president. 

He stated his own unequivocal belief that he was fired 'beause of' his handling of the wideranging investigation of Russian election interference, but ripped the president's decision to explain his own firing by citing a variety of other reasons.
But Comey also declined to call what he experienced obstruction of justice, admitted directing the leak of his own memos of his Trump encounters, and confirmed that the president was not personally under investigation at the time he was unceremoniously fired in May.

'The administration then chose to demean me and more importantly the FBI,' Comey complained at the top of his remarks.
'Those were lies, plain and simple,' he said in firm but unemotional terms.
Comey testified he believed the president directed him to halt a probe of security advisor Mike Flynn, said he kept copious notes because he feared Trump would lie, and acknowledged putting out information about his unusual meetings with the president after Trump tweeted after he fired Comey.

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