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James Comey admits he told Donald Trump he was not under investigation

June 7, 2017

  The transcript of James Comey’s prepared remarks that he intends to read at tomorrow’s Intelligence Committee hearing has been released and in it he admits that he told Donald Trump that he was not under investigation. This is something Donald Trump has claimed in the past but which has never been officially released to the public.

  Here is more:

From January 6th:

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.

It is interesting to note that James Comey offered this information without having been asked by Donald Trump.

From March 30th:

I explained that we had briefed the leadership of Congress on exactly which individuals we were investigating and that we had told those Congressional leaders that we were not personally investigating President Trump. I reminded him I had previously told him that. He repeatedly told me, “We need to get that fact out.” (I did not tell the President that the FBI and the Department of Justice had been reluctant to make public statements that we did not have an open case on President Trump for a number of reasons, most importantly because it would create a duty to correct, should that change.)

  FBI Director Nominee James Comey Confirmation HearingAccording to the transcript; on April 11th Donald Trump called James Comey to ask him about the prospect of making it public that he was not under investigation because “the cloud” around the investigation was getting in the way and not letting him do his job. James Comey told him it would be proper for him to contact the Acting Deputy Attorney General about this. Donald Trump said he would do that.

  This makes it pretty clear that, despite the mainstream media’s attempt to directly tie Donald Trump to the Russia collusion scandal, the FBI to date has not found any evidence to link the President to the scandal. Donald Trump feels vindicated by this:

  There are a couple of potentially troubling aspects to this transcript which the media will focus on: First; Donald Trump did say to James Comey he hoped he would find a way to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn and second; Donald Trump asked James Comey if he wanted to stay on as FBI Director and then reminded him there are plenty of people who want the job.

  Although Donald Trump couched these remarks by saying he would understand if James Comey wanted to walk away because of the abuse he had taken over the previous year it sounds like a veiled threat. Either remain loyal or he can find somebody to take his place.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 7, 2017 11:04 pm

    Think this might end up being a case of the cover up being worse than what happened?

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    • June 8, 2017 5:23 am

      Just maybe…

      Like

  2. June 8, 2017 12:15 am

    Huh?

    Isn’t this the same testimony he gave last time – that he assured the President that he wasn’t the target of investigation (at the time)?

    Anyway, tomorrow should be interesting.

    Take good care, and may God bless us all!

    TGY

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