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Report: Comey Believes Trump Tried to Sway Him on Russia Probe

Report: Comey Believes Trump Tried to Sway Him on Russia Probe
(AP)

By    |   Saturday, 20 May 2017 05:50 PM

Former FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he thinks President Donald Trump was trying to influence his judgment on the Russia probe, The Hill reports.

Trump fired Comey on May 9. One week later, the New York Times published a bombshell report alleging that Trump asked Comey to shut down the federal investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn one day after Flynn was let go.

"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go," Trump told Comey according to a memo of Comey's detailing his conversation with the president in the Oval Office on Feb. 14. "He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go."

Trump later said he was the victim of a "witch hunt," and again denied any collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Comey last Friday agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

"The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media,” Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said in a statement.

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Former FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he thinks President Donald Trump was trying to influence his judgment on the Russia probe, the Hill reports.
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