19 Burst results for "Mr Comey"

"mr comey" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Mr. Nunez that Mr. Comey said last night was he was asked by an audience member. You know, what he made of? What Peter Struck and Lisa page, Andrew McCabe did at the FBI and Qomi said they made all of us look bad. Yes, they did make them. Look. I think he also made him look that also he let them get away with that behavior. Well, you know, what struck me was interviewing him. We just played that sound bite when he said he was confident that he and everyone working under him did everything by the book, but it another sound bite with Anderson Cooper. He was criticizing struck and page saying that they should have been disciplined more. So clearly they weren't doing what they were supposed to do weren't doing it by the buck. Well, look, there's no question as it relates to the FIS on Carter page that nothing was done by the book. In fact, it was all done. It was all very irregular. In fact, so this is the whole idea that you could take Clinton campaign dirt and use it the fact that this is the FBI director. He didn't know that it was the Democrats who paid for it. In fact, he had said that it was the Republicans who had paid for it. So this guy doesn't really know. Well, look, I don't think he's telling the truth is is the bottom line here. The the former FBI director is not a stupid, man. He's acting awfully stoop. If you if you if you go back to remember when he came before our task force at the end of the last congress, this is a man who couldn't answer a question. I think over one hundred times he said things like I don't recall, so whatever put under oath on a on a body like the the legislative body congress the guy couldn't answer a question. He can do town hall and make a lot of things up. But I look I think Mr. Comey's in a lot of trouble, and he should be. He he made a mess.

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DOJ Report: Comey "insubordinate" on Clinton email investigation

Today

02:23 min | 3 years ago

DOJ Report: Comey "insubordinate" on Clinton email investigation

"Fbi james comey as insubordinate but not biased in his handling of an investigation into hillary clinton reports mr comey had made it had made an error of judgment in announcing he was reopening the inquiry into mrs clinton's emails shortly before the presidential election in two thousand sixteen from washington here's correspondent kris buckler james comey was far does fbi director by donald trump and blamed by hillary clinton for playing a part in her feeling to win the presidency but he has always defended the way he acted during that controversial campaign two years ago however this report says mr comey was in subordinates and concludes he mishandled an investigation into mrs clinton's use of a private email server christopher ray who succeeded him as head of the fbi says policies have been changed on other employees will be held accountable if there was misconduct and he says the crucial conclusion is that there was no attempt to influence the election this report did not find any evidence of political bias or improper considerations actually impacting the investigation under review but contained in this report or details of text messages between two members of the fbi including one in which an agent says they will stop donald trump becoming president it seems to have been a northbound remark but the white house says it backs up claims of political bias in the bureau labor has won the parliamentary byelection lewisham east in south london with a greatly reduced majority on a low turnout it's candidates janet's debut was elected with a majority of five thousand six hundred compared with the twenty one thousand secured by predescessor in last year's general election only a third of eligible voters turned out the conservative candidate finished third behind the lib dem's up skirting the act of secretly taking sexually intrusive photographs under person's clothes is set to become a specific criminal offence the government's confirmed it will back a private member's bill being presented to the comments today by the liberal democrat mp vera hobhouse the worst offenders could face up to two years in jail two former health ministers one labor the other conservative have called for a radical shakeup of the nhs in england and a major boost to its funding their report written with the.

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"mr comey" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"And he said to the fbi director they spend a couple of days in jail they can friend in they're ready to talk and the comey memo says i laughed as i walked to the door that writes priebus at opened the response so far from as only a few republicans we have three republicans devon newness trae gardy and chairman good let bob goodlatte of the judiciary committee and they are saying what they are finding in these memos is what they say wasn't said that they're insisting that these memos never show that james komi a believed that he was being obstructed and that has that his work was being obstructed or that he felt quote obstructed or threatened that is their reading of the memos well nor has mr comey ever said that directly about the conversations what he has said and what he suggested that the book is that his firing which of course comes after these memos and the fact that the president tried to get him to call off the fbi's dogs on mike flynn could constitute obstruction but he said that's a legal judgment somebody else will have to make they also say that the idea that the president wanted the cloud lifted was not a reference to interference in the election but it was a reference only to the salacious allegations in the steele dossier i'm not sure that that's entirely clear and i know that mr comey himself has been asked about that it does seem that it's possible to read the memos also to say that it's the it's the ad it's the suggestion that there was a connection between him or his senior campaign people and the russians the russian meddling issue the center piece of the muller investigation i think it's possible to read the memos and think the president referring to that is the cloud pete williams thank you very much for.

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Ecuador's president confirms journalists killed along border

02:27 min | 3 years ago

Ecuador's president confirms journalists killed along border

"Hello i'm ruth marie creek with the bbc news the us state department says it has proof that the syrian government was behind two suspected chemical attack in eastern gouta a spokeswoman said the us knew for a fact that a chemical weapon was used and the tony certain countries such as syria had those types of weapon and the delivery mechanisms on correspondent barbara plateau show was at the state department briefing we asked her are you basing this on us intelligence and she wouldn't comment on that she said different departments and agencies have their own sources of information and they were looking at everything but they had a very high level of confidence in their assessment and of course the chemical watchdog the opcw landing in syria will be carrying out an investigation there we believe it probably within the next twentyfour hours collecting its own information but that body does not have the ability to determine who carried out the attack earlier russia accused britain of faking the attack as a provocation something rejected out of hand by the government in london the un secretary general antonio guitar rush has wounded increasing tension over syria threatens to lead the world to a full blown military confrontation he told the un security council events in syria response out of control the french ambassador said the syrian government had reached a point of no return the president of ecuador leading merano has confirmed the death of two journalists and their driver who were kidnapped on the border with colombia last month the men were seized by former members of the farc rebel group katie watson is our south america correspondent has caused consternation both in ecuador and colombia and a feeling that perhaps the government hadn't done enough and soon enough since lenny moreno flew back from lima one manuel santos the president of columbia has pledged his support on lenny moreno has said since that he's been speaking to the military and the police in columbia to talk about actions what those actions will be around clare but certainly he's not letting this go he said ecuador is morning president trump has launched a ferocious attack on the former fbi director james comey accusing him of leaking classified information in mr comey's forthcoming memoir mr trump is compared to a mafia boss the white house spokeswoman sarah sanders had this response this is nothing more than a.

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"mr comey" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

VIBES-LIVE

01:50 min | 4 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

"He's home amid believed by the clinton suit lynch told him factly overlook the meeting with that is not present abundant visits way let's talk about the endocron criminal recess so didn't the companies some the truth the regular what do you think mr comey said something at that time mr trump should be arguments or so i cannot do there i have to go on whose investigations cetera was yana we have built i was never act was being fruitful but i believe he hit network with links wondering why his tolls for all of this has been offered overtones chief was that was huge aid so trump he continued on who that he could have it will adequately explain that is when environmental the whole thing was swept the wounds mr claes aziz expired because of the russian investigation especially donald trump is i i've got the russian is their there now first of all mr sought represents united states than their of pension funds our excellent any says a standard for everything that was a big part of the many times reportedly that's what the job is they're going to do it it opened saturday because it is a way for all i haven't yet limping encouraging employees that also he said mr coveney several opportunity hugh is the forthcoming with some answers absurd got the ball on to this before we go because we know the answers use little shake hands how many of you feel better about donald trump is president after this year.

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"mr comey" Discussed on RobinLynne

RobinLynne

01:46 min | 4 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on RobinLynne

"One of the things he testified about he said he was in a with president trump president trump pulls attorneygeneral some wanna get out he says president trump told him he hoped he would let it go regarding the clinton investigation i question for you a lot of people argued that needs to be norbert but if your superior your boss over you build your parents as they hope you just stopping isn't that imperative as you do it orders are not necessarily he's manipulated by the clinton suit lynch told him factly overlook the meeting with that is not present abundant visits wage let's talk about the endocron criminal recess so you think call me some of the truth the writer what do you think mr comey shoots something at that time mr trump should be arguments or so i cannot do there i have to go on with investigations centra was yana we have built i was never act was being fruitful but i believe he hit network with links wondering why his tolls for all of this has been on for your tone chief was that was huge aid so trump he continued on who that he could have it will adequately explain that is when environmental the whole thing was rapper the mr claes aziz started because of the russian investigation especially donald trump is i i've got the russian is their there now first of all mr thought there was as united states of our excellent any says a standard for everything.

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"mr comey" Discussed on RobinLynne

RobinLynne

01:46 min | 4 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on RobinLynne

"One of the things he testified about he said he was in a with president trump president trump pulls attorneygeneral some wanna get out he says president trump told him he hoped he would let it go regarding the clinton investigation i question for you a lot of people argued that needs to be norbert but if your superior your boss over you build your parents as they hope you just stopping isn't that imperative as you do it orders are not necessarily he's manipulated by the clinton suit lynch told him factly overlook the meeting with that is not present abundant visits wage let's talk about the endocron criminal recess so you think call me some of the truth the writer what do you think mr comey shoots something at that time mr trump should be arguments or so i cannot do there i have to go on with investigations centra was yana we have built i was never act was being fruitful but i believe he hit network with links wondering why his tolls for all of this has been on for your tone chief was that was huge aid so trump he continued on who that he could have it will adequately explain that is when environmental the whole thing was rapper the mr claes aziz started because of the russian investigation especially donald trump is i i've got the russian is their there now first of all mr thought there was as united states of our excellent any says a standard for everything.

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"mr comey" Discussed on New York Times - The Book Review

New York Times - The Book Review

01:45 min | 4 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on New York Times - The Book Review

"The big news in terms of deals this week is former fbi director james comey whose proposal has been out with publishers for several weeks now finally made a deal with flat i am books and it's interesting they you know they seem to be kind of ramping up their political publishing arm they recently acquired bucks by joe biden and jill biden interesting so this is another big big get for them this was a heated auction i think all the major houses were bidding on this book of course we know mr comey has been in the news particularly with the russian investigation in his firing by president trump the everyone's going to want to hear his side of the story he's promising new details and it's not really a conventional memoir he's basically says he's going to be drawing lessons about leadership an ethics from his two decades of experience in government what's really interesting is that there have been a number of deals recently where it's like what people want is the memoir and what they're getting is the book on leadership exactly yeah i think i think he's trying to walk the line between those two things you know he is they were explicit that there will be previously undisclosed details about some of his experiences and so i think people are really hoping to hear more about what his encounters with the trump administration were like another interesting thing about this deal as its the book is coming up very quickly it's coming up next spring and his agents tell me he's writing it himself and he's already hard at work on it and they said the reason he feel such urgency to write it quickly as because he wants to get out and give interviews and talk and you know he hasn't really given a major interview at all he gave his testimony to congress but he hasn't really said much at least to the press will be interesting to see him kind of on the pressed or for this book and how frank he's going to be about his feelings that in his opinions of of the trump russia question him or a little bit of inside baseball questions.

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"mr comey" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

01:49 min | 4 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

"Points of interests here and the conspiracy may well involve statements made by the president or others in furtherance of any legal goal such as shutting down the investigation and the fact that he is going after this investigation with these tweets you've seen these tweets today they're pretty tough his lawyers probably are not very happy about his lawyers have got to be very unhappy if they have any sense of what the reaction will be here and knowing special prosecutor moller and the fbi i think they will put aside whatever emotional reaction they may have to these tweets but it certainly will not discourage them in any way and they do constitute evidence of a state of mind jitters that we just got a letter from up a diane feinstein is directly democrat of the judiciary committee let me read to you from that letter this is a letter that involves the james cronies so far refusal to testify before the judiciary committee second she says we anonymously believe the director comey should testify before our committee regarding serious concerns that have been raised about political interference with fbi investigations and possible obstruction of justice these issues are squarely with the committee's jurisdiction i am disappointed that mr comey decline our initial request declined are renewal requested hope he will reconsider if not the committee should take steps to compel his attendance be assured my democratic colleagues are supportive of issuing a subpoena should it become necessary suv you're part of those democratic colleagues we had a meeting as recently as yesterday in late afternoon and early evening.

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"mr comey" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

02:05 min | 4 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Actually i do not uh you said that you did respond mr comey mr comey's testimony said that you did not do you know why mr comey would have said that you did not respond him on that conversation with you on february fourteen through fifteen i do not do you know why mr colmey mistrusted president trump from their first meeting on january six he stated last week that he did they didn't state anything from that meeting that caused him to have such mistrust to believe i am not able to speculate on that turned to the potential crimes that we know have happen leaks of certain information here's a shortlist what i have the contents of alleged transcripts of alleged conversations between mr flynn mr kislyak the contents of president trump's phone calls with australian and mexican leaders the content of mr trump's meetings with the russian foreign minister and ambassador the leak of manchester bombing the manchester bombing suspects identity and crime scene photos and last week within twenty minutes of this committee meeting in classified setting with jim colmey the leak of what mr the base mr comey's innuendo was are these leaks serious threats to our national security and is the department of justice taking them with the appropriate degree of seriousness in investigating and ultimately going to prosecute them the full extent of the law thank you senator cotton on we have had one successful case very recently in georgia that person has been denied bail i believe and is being held in custody but some of these leaks as you well know are extraordinarily dang on damaging to the united states security and we have got to restore i regular order principle thank you my time it expired before the record of stated earlier that the republican platform was weakened on the point of arms for ukraine that is incorrect the platform was actually strengthened and i would note that it was the democratic president who refused repeated bipartisan request of this congress to supply those arms few rain center here's.

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"mr comey" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

01:33 min | 4 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"After noon donald trump joined the romanian president to take some questions in the rose garden it was his first press appearance since yesterday senate testimony from fired fbi director james comey reporters had a lot to ask there was mr comey's testimony that the president had lied to the us people there was his suggestion that the president had repeatedly tried to interfere with the fbi's investigation into russian links to the trump campaign and there was the story about the president asking the independent fbi boss for his loyalty but ever the showman president trump began with the tease about the possibility that he has tapes to prove everything one way or the other well i'll tell you about that may be some time the very near future but in the meantime no collusion no obstruction he's a leaker abut we want to get back to running our great country jobs trade deficits we want them to disappear fast north korea big problem middleeast a big problem so that's what i am focused on that's what i have been focused on but yesterday a showed no collusion oh obstruction we are a doing really well that was an excuse by the democrats who lost and election that some people think they shouldn't have lost so it was a just an excuse but we were very very happy and frankly a.

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"mr comey" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

01:54 min | 4 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Ultimately shocking recall we began this entire process with the president and his staff first denying that the russians were ever involved and then falsely claiming that no one from his team was ever in touch with any russians we know that's just not the truth numerous trump associates at undisclosed contact with russians before and after the election including the president's attorney general his former national security advisor and his current senior adviser mr kouchner that doesn't even begin to count the host of additional campaign associates and advisers who have also been caught up in this massive web we saw trump's campaign manager mr manafort forced to step down over ties to russian back entities the national security advisor general flynn had to resign over his lies about engagements with the russians and we saw the candidate him sprat himself express an odd an unexplained affection for the russian dictator while calling for the hacking of his opponent there's a lot to investigate enough in fact the then director combing publicly acknowledged that he was leading an investigation into those links between mr trump's campaign and the russian government as the director of the fbi mr comey was ultimately responsible for conducting that investigation which might explain why you're sitting now as a private citizen what we didn't know was at the same time this investigation is proceeding the president himself appears to have been engaged in an effort to influence or at least coop the director of the fbi.

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"mr comey" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

01:34 min | 4 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

"That didn't make sense to me for a whole bunch of reasons including time and all the water that had gone under the bridge since those hard decisions that had to be made that didn't make any sense to me and although the law require no reason at all to firing fbi director the administration then chose to defame me and more importantly the fbi by saying that the organization was in disarray that it was poorly lead that be workforce had lost confidence in its leader those were lies plain and simple and i am so sorry that the fbi workforce had to hear them and i'm so sorry that the american people were told them our let's bring in our reporters and analysts in specialists and laura jarrett die taking your just getting a very lengthy statement from the department of justice reacting to the testimony from colmey tell our viewers what it says well that's right waffen gustis department is pushing back hard against two aspects of comey's testimony day the first one has to do with the scope of attorney general jeff sessions recused all and exactly what colmey knew about it and when so your remember that the attorney general recused himself back in march and he said that it was because of his involvement in the trump campaign and this statement from the justice department now supports that but he also says that mr comey was aware of that fact even though the today he said that he wasn't aware of any memorandum issued from the attorney general.

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"mr comey" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

01:55 min | 4 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"Is a story accurate i don't want to comment on that senator 'cause i i'm pretty sure the bureau has not confirmed any interception of communications and so i don't want to talk about that in an open setting would it be improper for an incoming national security adviser ought to have a conversation with a foreign ambassador in my in my experience no but you can't confirm or deny that the conversation happened and we would need to know the contents of that conversation to know if it was in fact and proper don't think i can talk about an open setting a and again of inada government a month so i don't also don't want to talk about things uh when it's now somebody's else's responsibility but maybe in the in the classified setting we can talk more about that you stated earlier that uh there wasn't an open investigation of mr flynn and the fbi did you or any fbi agent ever since that mr flynn attempted to deceive you or made false statements to an fbi agent i don't want to go too far at that was the subject of the criminal inquiry did you ever come close to closing investigation on mr flynn i don't think i can talk about an open setting either and discussed these mooring close setting on mr comey in two thousand four you're part of a wellpublicized event about a intelligence program that had been recertified several times and you are acting attorney general when attorney general john ashcroft was incapacitated due to illness there was a dramatic showdown at hospital here the next day you said that she wrote a letter of resignation signed it for you may went to meet with president bush to explain why to certify it is that accurate.

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"mr comey" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

01:55 min | 4 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"A director colmey was summoned to the white house in the first session he was there alone and was told that the president expected loyalty from him at this was immediately after the white house had been warned that general flynn was suck subject to being blackmailed by the russians because he had lied about the absence of russian contacts then colmey is at the white house meeting on some uh some other matters with the the attorney general and the president essentially directs the attorney general and the others to leave so these alone with colmey in not context the man's boss his president says i hope that you can see your way cleared a leading flynn go anybody in any kind of employment relationship whose told by his boss i hope that this is what you do in performing your employment under my authority will interpret that not simply as an heidel wish i think any reasonable person and colmey circumstance would construe that as a direction and it isn't it isn't necessary that it be a formal order all the statute forbids is an endeavor to obstruct so it isn't a question of whether he actually ordered him to do it but whether he was trying even by a strong suggestion from superior to subordinate that this investigation be made to go away leverage some mr trump said attorney emma hasn't let's says that depends never asked mr comey said loyalty never put any passionate on on anybody to act undermined lesson investigation this is quite emphatically stated in a couple of the republican members of the towns days said that detectives down to question as whom we believes is so why should we believe mr companies.

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"mr comey" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

01:59 min | 4 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"But the question still hanging over today's hearing was weather all this points to obstruction of justice philip alan lack of vera is a former deputy solicitor general in the us department of justice he served his counsel to the watergate special prosecutors we reach mr lack of era in baltimore mr lack of our in your professional opinion is mr comey's testimony sufficient evidence for an obstruction of justice case i think it it leaves out what i call the prime facie case which is the a sufficient evidence for a prosecutor to decide to press a criminal charge that doesn't necessarily mean that a criminal charge would be filed but the evidence provided by director colmey uh in my view is sufficient to establish the elements of the crime of obstruction of justice zander standard section of justice narrow definition doesn't give allies legalzoom or interpretation or anything else so what is the case widely why do you think there is a possible case from stuck sniff test is here well i don't know that i would agree with the characters eishin go to narrow offensive statute cuts used regularly in a wide variety of situations statutory yo focus it focuses on the corrupt in denver to influence or impede the do administration of justice so it's the devil ring that makes it a crime uh it is unnecessary to show whether the endeavouring to obstruct the investigation were successful or not director call me the testified for example that he simply refused to obey what he construed as a an order from the president up but that's beside the point the key element what was the defendant in this case hypothetically uh president trump intending to do.

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"mr comey" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

02:19 min | 4 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Today former fbi director james colmey spoke publicly for the first time since his shocking removal from his post last month mr colmey of course appeared before the senate intelligence committee to answer some questions about his interactions with us president donald trump before he was fired specifically their conversations regarding the russia investigation in his testimony mr comey said that president trump had made him uneasy by asking for his loyalty he also claimed that after national security adviser michael flynn was fired the president told him quote i hope you can see your way clear to leading this go to leading flynn go he is a good guy unquote here is democratic senator ron wyden asking about that particular exchange your testimony was that the president's request about flynn could infect the investigation had the president got what he wanted and what he asked view what would have been the effect on the investigation but we would have closed any investigation of general flynn in connection with of his statement and encounter statements about encounters with russians in the late part of december so loved we would have dropped and open criminal investigation so in effect when you talk about infecting the enterprise you would have dropped something major that would have spoken to the overall ability of the american people to get the facts correct in and as good as our people are are judging was we don't want them hearing that the present united states wants this to go away because it might have an effect on their ability to be fair and impartial an aggressive senator ron wyden and former fbi director james comey earlier today in his testimony mr comey did confirm that he had assured president trump that he personally was not under investigation by the fbi over ties to russia and we're going to hear more on that from president trump's outside counsel in a moment.

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"mr comey" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:16 min | 4 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Directed him the president told him to intervene with the fbi to try to stop the trump russia investigation when james comey the fbi director was fired by the white house we i got a song and dance from the white house about all sorts of other reasons why he might have been fired the president then soon admitted that he had the trump russia investigation on his mind when he fired fbi director james comey we soon thereafter learned that james comey had told associates he had committed to writing he had written in a memo and told other senior people at the fbi that the president had told him to stop trump russia investigation to lay off the mike flynn part of the trump russia investigation again not only saying that the president had told him that but saying crucially that contemporary asleep at the time he had made a note of it he had made a written note of it and he had told other people that the president had made this wildly inappropriate request to him we knew that already about james comey now yet another senior official in the trump administration apparently went through the same thing and told people contemporary any asli that the president had directed him to try to stop the fbi investigation a remarkable advance in the news we we started this week waiting for the komi testimony waiting for james comey to testify on thursday before the senate intelligence committee everybody parked at the edge of their seats right waiting to hear what the former fbi director will say about his th these reported claims that president trump in fact ask james comey to call off the investigation into trump national security advisor michael flynn terms of the trump russia connection colleagues and friends of james comey say that he described contemporary asli to them these requests from the president to stop the trump russia investigation they say mr comey wrote detailed memos about those conversations with the president on thursday morning james comey will testify before the senate about those alleged conversations kind of hard to wait.

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"mr comey" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

Erin Burnett OutFront

01:42 min | 4 years ago

"mr comey" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

"Well i have real let mr bore do that investigation that's the criminal investigation and he will look at those facts i'm certain that effect is already indicated that sparked his investigation what mr comey's doing before congress is a different matter we're not really gonna look to criminal involvements either a involving anyone from the trump administration or anyone else that'll be done by mr moeller and i think we have to let him take a look at the facts and draw some conclusions i all i'm saying is that in terms of the congressional investigation you obviously would have something that could be impeachable in terms of whether some can president of the united states even if it is not impeachable into criminal sense so do you feel that it is going down that road when when you say that that there's no question that the president's goal was to impede the investigation there's no question that by firing mr comey at that particular moment with affecting the investigation there's no question about that whether congress will proceed how we will for speaker see how these investigations they're taking place in congress with facts are on a unveiled its way too early to make any predictions in regards to other actions taken by by congress i i've been one who who wants to have an independent commission looked at all the ties between russia and the united states and all the all so we can get a more objective review i think that would be helpful for congress to take the necessary steps including how we deal with far different agencies and contacts in the future and campaigns as it relates to russia said released the president's accountability will see and in terms of what we've been reporting here about these two subpoena as we know some related to the russian investigation others to unmasking.

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