Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee at 10 a.m. Thursday in an open session before doing the same in a closed session that afternoon. It will be the first time that Comey has spoken publicly since he was fired by President Trump in early May.
Following are his prepared remarks.
“…The President then returned to the topic of Mike Flynn, saying, “He is a good guy and has been through a lot.” He repeated that Flynn hadn’t done anything wrong on his calls with the Russians, but had misled the Vice President. He then said, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” I replied only that “he is a good guy.” (In fact, I had a positive experience dealing with Mike Flynn when he was a colleague as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency at the beginning of my term at FBI.) I did not say I would “let this go.”
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