The Comey hearing isn't making waves in Russian Federation

According to Comey, Trump attempted during his first weeks in office to recruit the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief as an ally. She referenced the February 14 meeting in the Oval Office in which Comey remembers Trump saying that fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn "is a good guy", and that Trump hoped that Comey would drop the investigation into Flynn's suspicious contacts with Russian operatives.

White House principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reportedly told journalists during an off-camera gaggle, "No, I can say definitively the president is not a liar".

"I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter", Comey said. "You could have said, 'Mr". For the President to say "you told me that in private, but you wouldn't say it in public". He immediately followed that question with a similar one: "Did any individual working for this administration, including the Justice Department, ask you to stop the Russian investigation?"

Comey described an episode during the inquiry into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch directed him "not to call it an investigation but to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me".

The testimony was damaging - which they always knew it would be - but they were satisfied that he did not appear to further hurt the White House, the president or staff legally. The president's son, Donald Trump Junior, instead sent out a series of notes criticizing Comey's comments.

3 - Comey said he could be "wrong" about his interpretation of an instance on January 6 in which Trump allegedly asked Comey to speak with him alone after a meeting at a conference room at Trump Tower. Trump just thinks he's a "good guy!" - and the president felt bad that he had just fired him. The former director responded " I don't think that's a question I can answer in an open setting because it goes into the details of the investigation". "I can not discuss this with you.'?" Sen. And yesterday the acting FBI director suggested that it was part of the investigation. The New York Times described Richman as a "longtime confidant and friend" who "helped woo" Comey to take a research position at Columbia in 2013.

Former FBI director James B. Comey testified that he believed Attorney General Jeff Sessions would recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation several days before he did so, during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on June 8 at the Capitol. Comey said he has turned over his memos to Mueller and said his investigation will likely examine whether Trump obstructed justice in pressuring Comey.

Some of Trump's supporters quickly latched on to Comey's testimony, which they said discredits the Times' bombshell reports about the Trump campaign's ties to Russia and Trump's conduct related to the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

"The danger to speaking in very professional - kind of for lack of a better word, boring - language is that people won't listen or it won't convey the kind of effect that someone wants it to convey", Costas Panagopoulos, professor of political science and director of Fordham University's Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy, said in an interview.

News of undisclosed meetings and communications between Trump aides and Russian officials have dogged the early months of the administration and have undermined the White House's policy agenda.

He added that Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz did not adequately rebut Comey's testimony during a brief statement following the hearing.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump disputed two key points in the written testimony provided by Mr Comey, a source familiar with Mr Trump's thinking said.

Did Comey's testimony support an obstruction charge?

With his father's Twitter handle silent, @DonaldJTrumpJr became the 10th most mentioned Twitter handle in the Comey conversation, according to social media analysis firm Brandwatch. That was the case when Comey talked about Trump's discussion with him about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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