James Comey’s Prepared Remarks Ahead Of His Testimony Tomorrow

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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  • ontario john

    Everybody in Washington is a Russian spy!! Run for the hills! Were all going to die!!

    • The Butterfly

      Duck and cover!

  • All Trump did was express his aspirations — Comey’s statements prove the Media reports were false. This thing is over, and I hope Trump starts ripping out eyeballs if anybody dares to raise it again.

    • It’s a tempest in a tea cup.

      • I think the main thing is it confirms that Trump himself was not in fact under investigation. Methinks he could opine on whatever the heck he wanted to with Comey, and there would be no conflict of interest.

      • andycanuck

        The Russians use tea glasses!

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …if the word “hope” is now defined as an order, the English Language is lost…

    • Trump was just being charitable — everybody must have felt terrible that scarcely out the starting gate General Flynn had to be fired and placed under investigation. It’s like losing one of your best race-horses to a broken leg before it can even round the first bend.

  • WalterBannon

    Which instance of perjury by Comey are we supposed to believe?

  • Ed

    Not bad writing, though if he’d been having dinner with Bill Clinton his notes would read “… he then thrust his pole of purple steel into her throbbing love purse.”

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    Don’t mess with a man with a wooden spoon attached to a microphone.