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Thu May 18, 2017, 08:04 PM

Comey Is Said to Have Become Unsettled by Interactions With Trump

Source: New York Times

Comey Is Said to Have Become Unsettled by Interactions With Trump

By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT MAY 18, 2017

WASHINGTON ó President Trump called the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, weeks after he took office and asked him when federal authorities were going to put out word that Mr. Trump was not personally under investigation, according to two people briefed on the call.

Mr. Comey told the president that if he wanted to know details about the bureauís investigations, he should not contact him directly but instead follow the proper procedures and have the White House counsel send any inquires to the Justice Department, according to those people.

After explaining to Mr. Trump how communications with the F.B.I. should work, Mr. Comey believed he had effectively drawn the line after a series of encounters he had with the president and other White House officials that he felt jeopardized the F.B.I.ís independence. At the time, Mr. Comey was overseeing the investigation into links between Mr. Trumpís associates and Russia.

Those interactions included a dinner in which associates of Mr. Comey say Mr. Trump asked him to pledge his loyalty and a meeting in the Oval Office at which Mr. Trump told him he hoped Mr. Comey would shut down an investigation into Mr. Trumpís former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn. Mr. Trump has denied making the request.

The day after the Flynn conversation, Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, asked Mr. Comey to help push back on reports in the news media that Mr. Trumpís associates had been in contact with Russian intelligence officials during the campaign.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:14 PM

1. No sympathy from me for Comey.

He didn't get a chance to redeem his legacy, as he had planned. They say, he tells the truth, and just messed up a few times. Those few times gave us DT & the destruction of many of the values and institutions of our country.

May he be unsettled and mildly nauseous until DT is gone and Dems get the Presidency, Senate, and Supreme Court, all of which we would have, but for his final nail in the most crooked election in history.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:28 PM

2. Wow! Just wow!!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:38 PM

3. So, Reince Priebus will need a lawyer, too

Good. You'll have to fork over quite a bit, Reince, each time you testify........

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