Dana Milbank: The most chilling line of Comey's testimony

Earlier this week Mr Comey gave evidence before a US Senate hearing about Mr Trump and his alleged links with Russian Federation.

Sessions appeared before the intelligence committee just five days after Comey, whom Trump fired on May 9, told the panel Trump ousted him to undermine the agency's investigation of the Russian Federation matter.

Mr. Comey testified that he made a decision to memorialize all of his meetings and conversations with President Trump because he was "uncomfortable" with those one-on-one conversations from the start.

It wasn't a bad day either for the tweeter-in-chief as Comey confirmed that Trump wasn't under the Federal Bureau of Investigation scanner and "in theory" the President could commit no crime in doing what he was accused of.

"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go".

"And for this guy, as a politician, to then go back and write a memo, 'Oh I felt threatened, '" Trump Jr. said.

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington June 8, 2017.

"Maybe he wanted to have a conversation with Jim Comey directly", Lewandowski said.

Trump's longtime lawyer Marc Kasowitz delivered an on-camera statement after Comey's testimony Thursday, saying "the president never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Comey stop investigating anyone, including suggesting that Mr. Comey 'let Flynn go'".

Comey testified Thursday that he chose to pass on his notes of meetings with Trump to a Columbia professor friend of his to leak to the New York Times after perceiving the Trump tapes tweet as a threat.

Comey's hearing reinforced Dershowitz' sentiment that Democrats are out to get Trump.

Comey responded by providing memos of his meetings with Trump to a friend at Columbia Law School. His White House has made little effort to broaden the bedrock of support for a president who lost the popular vote and receives scant backing from Democrats.

Comey revealed to the committee in his testimony on Thursday that, while he was still head of the FBI, Trump was personally not under investigation.

The Secret Service said Monday that it does not have any audio or transcripts of tapes recorded inside the White House since President Donald Trump was inaugurated. "And we are supposed to believe this will be an objective, unbiased investigation?"

When it comes to finding out what exactly transpired during those private meetings and phone calls (assuming there are no secret recordings), it's Comey's word against Trump's.

He was the US attorney in Manhattan who in 2003 charged Martha Stewart with obstructing justice in a stock trade investigation.

"I could be wrong, but my common sense told me what's going on here is that he's looking to get something in exchange for granting my request to stay in the job", he said. "We were also aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic".

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