Comey was interviewed as part of the Republican-led investigation into FBI's investigations into Clinton and Trump and Russian Federation in 2016. "The FBI, in late July, opened counterintelligence investigations of four Americans to see if they were working in any way with the Russians to influence our elections", Comey said.
Comey added, in regard to the probe into Clinton's email practices, that "anybody that thinks we were on Team Clinton, trying to cut her a break, is smoking something".
Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer who penned a dossier of raw intelligence detailing Trump campaign officials' links to Russian Federation, did come up during Comey's Friday interview. Throughout the "interview", Comey said "I don't know" 167 times and "I don't remember" 71 times, according to a 235-page transcript.
Comey was asked, for example, why he'd compared Trump to a mafia boss in his book "A Higher Loyalty". The Russia investigation is now being run by special counsel Robert Mueller, and Comey largely dodged questions connected to that probe - including whether his May 2017 firing by Trump constituted obstruction of justice.
He also reiterated to lawmakers that it was encounter in 2016 that Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos had with aRussian intermediary in London that ignited the Russian Federation investigation, rather than - as Trump and some Republicans have argued - the so-called Steele dossier, a file of opposition reseach compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele and paid for by a law fim that did work for the Democratic National Committee. "I recall saying the agents observed no indicia of deception, physical manifestations, shiftiness, that sort of thing", Comey testified, as he summed up by saying of Flynn, "There's no doubt he was lying".
Comey's lawyers, one of whom is from the U.S. Department of Justice, is telling him not to answer "a great many questions that are clearly items at the core of our investigation", Issa said.
He reiterated that the investigation was not prompted by a Democratically funded opposition research - often referred to as the "Steele dossier" - but rather contacts former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos had with an intermediary during the campaign, a finding confirmed by House Republicans. One refrain from President Trump is that Mueller can't be trusted with his probe because he and Comey are friends.
Rep. Matt Gaetz blasted James Comey for having "selective amnesia" during his closed-door testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. So, Democrats asked Comey - are you friends with Mueller?
'I admire the heck out of the man, but I don't know his phone number, I've never been to his house, I don't know his children's names, ' Comey said. "I would bet my life that Bob Mueller will do things the right way, the way we would all want, whether we're Republicans or Democrats, the way Americans should want", Comey said.
The combative Portuguese coach also confirmed that United should have no problem when it comes to getting to this home game. I want the team to go immediately and it is a bit frustrating". 'I hope the manager has given them a good rollicking.
Absent a presidential pardon, Manafort, 69, could end up spending the rest of his life in prison, Reuters reported . For more than a year now, Manafort has been at the heart of several unresolved threads of the Mueller investigation.
However, it was later confirmed the game had been suspended until 5pm local time (8pm United Kingdom time) on Sunday. The head of Conmebol's medical team was reported to be assessing if the match could go ahead after the controversy.
As artificial snow fell, William chucked artificial snowballs at a children's entertainer, and Kate was caught in the crossfire. Both her and William visited the military servicemen to bring them Christmas presents from their families at home.
It comes as tensions between Meghan and Kate are rumoured to be the cause of a growing rift between Princes Harry and William. Basically, we're told Kate wants to be more visible now that Meghan is commanding the spotlight.
The first flight could be next year with 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. He said future bases would be worldwide , and that he hoped the United States would lead the plans.
Google appears to have added the same textured glass finish at the back of the Pixel 3 Lite , as we saw on the Pixel 3 duo. We recently reported that there might be another Pixel 3 device that Google skipped during their launch event.
They meet France at 11:44am before wrapping up their Pool "B" outing against former Series champions Fiji at 6:06pm. Australia also went through the mill in their semi-final and felt heartbreak at the death.
Bridenstine stated that he had "a number of conversations" with Musk about his actions and erratic behavior over the past year. Russian space agency Roscosmos recently revealed its plans to build up a human colony on the moon with 20 years, by 2040.
Washington is 6-4 and leads the NFC East but travels to Dallas without Alex Smith, who suffered a season-ending injury on Sunday. When you have a different player that's in and in the same position, it doesn't mean that they can do the same thing.
Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 855 With 3x AI Performance
The first smartphone with the Snapdragon 855 and a 5G modem should be from Samsung and will be released in the first half of 2019. Qualcomm's Snapdragon platform now powers most high-end Android smartphones, including Samsung's flagship phones .
Michelle Obama's advice to Meghan Markle
The Palace released a rare statement quashing the rumor of the Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle feud according to The Sun . A source said that Kate felt that Meghan was "downright rude" and a "ghastly row" ensued between the women.
Police track down couple who lost engagement ring in Times Square
Drennan told the newspaper they had planned to keep the lost ring a secret, but a friend forwarded him the police Twitter message. The police force said that it wanted to return the ring "to the happy couple" and asked the public to help find the unlucky pair.
Trump's ex-campaign chairman 'breached' plea agreement
Following his conviction, President Trump praised his former campaign chairman for refusing to "break" under legal pressure. Manafort denies lying, and said he provided information to the government, as well as lived-up to his end of the deal.
Mayfield irked by Hue's move to Bengals
Fans tell FOX 8 the record of 4-6-1 for the Cleveland Browns means they'll have a good mood all week. Led by brash rookie QB Baker Mayfield , the Cleveland Browns suddenly merit keeping an eye on.
Warriors point guard Steph Curry involved in car accident
Authorities say Curry was driving a black Porsche on Friday when the driver of a Lexus lost control and struck his vehicle . Despite the crash, no one suffered any injuries and no one appeared to be under the influence of anything, the CHP said.