Washington DC: Former director federal bureau of investigation (FBI) James Comey in his testimony in front of senate’s intelligence committee has testified that he thinks he was fired because of Russian involvement in US elections investigation. He also claimed that Trump had (Requested) directed him in February to drop an FBI probe into the Republican president’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of the broader Russia investigation.
In the most eagerly anticipated U.S. congressional hearing in years, Comey told lawmakers the Trump administration had lied and defamed him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the president dismissed him on May 9
Comey was sitting in front of Senators who fired question after question, Comey gave short, deliberative answers. He painted a picture of an overbearing president who he did not trust and who pressured him to stop the FBI Flynn probe.
The Trump critics call it a serious offense if President at any point is involved in obstruction to justice , such involvement may lead to his impeachment by the congress.
Comey further said that FBI is an honest institution, calling FBI in disarray was nothing but a plain and simple lie.
Comey testified he kept notes after meeting with Trump because “I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting, and so I thought it really important to document.
Comey also made it clear that at the moment President was not being investigated in the probe, if something excels and expands in the probe definitely it will impact the candidate who had won the elections. said Comey
Comey said Trump did not attempt to get him to drop the overall Russia investigation, just the part of if that related to Flynn, who the president fired in February for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the extent of his conversations last year with Sergei Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the United States.
President Donald Trump’s personal attorney disputed key points of the testimony of former FBI director James Comey on Thursday and attacked Comey for leaking information to the media.
“The president never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Comey stop investigating anyone,” Kasowitz said in a brief appearance before television cameras. “The president also never told Mr. Comey, ‘I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.’ He never said it in form and he never said it in substance.”
“We will leave it the appropriate authorities to determine whether these leaks should be investigated along with all the others that are being investigated,” Kasowitz said.