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Sen. Kamala Harris: Comey's Statement Validates Trump Probe

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By    |   Thursday, 08 June 2017 08:49 AM EDT

James Comey's written statement validates reports that lead to an investigation into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice with the fired FBI director, Sen. Kamala Harris said Thursday.

"He outlines clearly that there have been conversations initiated by the president that seem to be intended to interfere with the investigation at least as it relates to Flynn," the California Democrat, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told NBC's "Today" show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie.

In addition, Harris said it was "completely inappropriate" if Trump asked Comey to take a "loyalty oath."

She noted that as a former federal prosecutor, she's taken oaths several times to be loyal to the United States, not to the president.

The mounting investigation, meanwhile, is taking on a feeling of drama that Harris said troubles her.

"This is not a television show," she told Guthrie. "This is about the office of the president of the United States."

Harris also dismissed a question over whether it could be that Trump did not understand, because of his lack of political experience, that his conversations with Comey or his demands could be considered inappropriate.

"When you take the oath to be the president of the United States, the American public has the right to expect that you know better," Harris said.

Meanwhile, the senator said she has several questions for Comey when he takes the stand before the committee on Thursday, including if and when he spoke with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and if there were other conversations initiated by other Trump staff members asking him to slow down or stop his investigation.

Sandy Fitzgerald

Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics. 

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James Comey's written statement validates reports that lead to an investigation into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice with the fired FBI director, Sen. Kamala Harris said Thursday.
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