United States bars throwing 'covfefe' parties for televised Comey testimony

United States bars throwing 'covfefe' parties for televised Comey testimony

"I hope you can let this go, '" Comey says, according to the prepared remarks.

It would be their last conversation before the F.B.I. director was dismissed. "We agreed I should do so if circumstances warranted", Comey wrote.

According to his opening statement, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director began chronicling his conversations with Trump immediately after their first meeting on January 6, recalling that he began composing the initial memo in an Federal Bureau of Investigation vehicle outside Trump Tower upon leaving the meeting. Rogers said he was "never directed" to intervene, but both refused to answer whether Trump asked them to intervene. "Tomorrow you'll have it in live and in person, so it's not different in substance but it's different we're hearing it straight from the director himself". "That's something that's very, very critical".

On the eve of his highly anticipated hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, former F.B.I. director James Comey has released the text of his opening statement, detailing his various cringeworthy encounters with Donald Trump, whose belligerent disregard for the bureau's independence apparently forced Comey, on one occasion, to literally try to hide among the curtains in the Blue Room to avoid another inappropriate conversation. In a March 30 telephone call, Comey said, Trump told him the Russian Federation investigation was " "a cloud" that was impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country". "We simply looked at each other in silence".

SEE MORE: Why Was James Comey Fired? Asked whether the president stood by earlier assertions that he had neither sought Comey's loyalty nor asked for the Flynn investigation to be dropped, she said: "I can't imagine the president not standing by his own statement".

Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat on the Judiciary panel, said he, too, was encouraged that Trump's pick is a veteran of law enforcement "rather than a career in partisan politics, as was rumored over the past several weeks".

"Comey was political, and he was serving a political goal rather than doing his job as FBI Director", Great America Alliance co-chair Eric Beach told ABC News' Political Director Rick Klein and Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl during the "Powerhouse Politics" podcast.

"You can disagree with Trump's reasoning, but it is clearly not corrupt, which is the sine qua non of obstruction", McCarthy added.

Hours after Comey's testimony was made public, the president's lawyer announced that he felt "completely and totally vindicated". Comey writes Trump asked him to stay back at the end of the meeting to speak to him alone.

The Union Pub in Washington planned to buy patrons a round of drinks every time Trump, a frequent tweeter, posts on Twitter during Comey's testimony.

But Comey determined it would be bad to publicly state Trump was not under investigation because if that changed and Trump became a subject of the probe, he would have to say so in public.

But Comey also confirmed in his statement that he told Trump he was not under investigation, as Trump asserted in his letter to Comey explaining his firing. Trump says he fired Flynn for misleading the vice president about his contact with the Russians but nonetheless calls Flynn a "good guy" and urges Comey to "let this go".

The Great America Alliance describes itself on its website as an "issue advocacy organization to help realize President Trump's promise to "Make America Great Again".

President Donald Trump promised Wednesday to create a "first-class" system of roads, bridges and waterways by using $200 billion in public funds to generate $1 trillion in investment to pay for construction projects that most public officials agree are badly needed and long overdue.

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