Comey testimony another step on the path to Trump's disgrace

Cheryl Sanders
June 14, 2017

President Donald Trump has been invited by a top Democratic leader to testify before the Senate over his relationship with sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey and the probe into the alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. polls.

Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee (SIC), on Thursday, June 8, where he slammed President Donald Trump and his administration for lying about why the president fired him in May. In an angry early-morning tweet from his New Jersey golf club, the embattled president questioned Comey's character and whether he had broken the law in revealing their conversations.

The President's son said the family was "vindicated" after the Comey testimony as what he said was "basically ridiculous" and that Mr Comey had never been asked to drop the Russian Federation investigation.

That message is in response to Comey's testimony in which he said Thursday that he had orchestrated information to be leaked to the New York Times.

"Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication", Mr Trump wrote.

Comey asks for a one-on-one with the president during the first meeting and then characterizes his next one-on-one as somewhat being cornered and that he was in shock after President Donald Trump said that he "hoped" the Michael Flynn matter could go away. The statement went on to say that Mr. Trump "feels completely and totally vindicated", and that "he is eager to continue to move forward with his agenda".

Trump lashed out at Comey, dubbing him a "leaker" for indirectly providing reporters with the contents of his memos summarizing their private conversations in the weeks before he was sacked.

Donald Trump, Jr., son of President Donald Trump, attends the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 17, 2017. "All of a sudden, we were alone, so I texted my location to a friend and tried to get some of his DNA under my fingernails".

Pirro has always been a go-to interviewer for the president and his allies when they need a sympathetic cable news host who will enthusiastically agree with them and not ask any hard questions.

A day before Comey's testimony, two top spy chiefs, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, both refused to answer when Intelligence Committee members inquired whether Trump had ever "asked" them to help ease the probe.

"Today we reaffirm and celebrate our strategic partnership that began more than 20 years ago", Trump said. "No more game playing", Schumer said. Comey said he took Trump's words not as just a "hope" but as a "direction" from the highest official in the land - an order he was not about to obey. The president also said the investigation is an "excuse" by the Democrats before they lost the election. "And some of the things that he said just weren't true", Trump said at an event in the White House Rose Garden.

"I can not explain his behavior", Oliver said.

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