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Thursday, 01 June 2017 03:00

Comey expected to testify that Trump asked him to back off Flynn probe

Written by  Fox News

James Comey, the former FBI director who was fired by President Trump last month, is expected to tell a Senate committee that the president asked him to back off the investigation into Mike Flynn, a source told The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.

The report said Comey could testify as early as next week.

The New York Times first reported that Comey in February wrote a memo that Trump had asked him to shut down the investigation into Flynn, the former national security adviser. The memo's existence was confirmed by Fox News.

The memo reportedly said that Trump said to Comey that, “I hope you can let this go.” The president reportedly was referring to Comey’s FBI’s investigation into Flynn.

Flynn was forced to resign Feb. 13, the day before the conversation between Trump and Comey depicted in the memo.

A Comey associate, who wasn’t authorized to discuss details of the testimony, told The Associated Press that Robert Mueller III, who was appointed earlier this month by the Department of Justice to lead the government’s inquiry, is allowing Comey to make certain statements.

A spokesman for Mueller responded to Fox News’ request for comment, but said he did not have any information on Comey’s potential testimony, or whether Mueller has cleared the former FBI director for public testimony.

Read more at FoxNews
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Comey is a Hitlary lovin POS un american loser!!

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Mueller was among a contingent of officials who, along with James Comey, threatened to resign over a Bush-era domestic surveillance program of possible jihadists. In effect those two, namely Comey and Mueller, were facilitators of the jihadist mass murders in Boston, Chattanooga, Orlando, and San Bernardino. And now that same Mueller will investigate the role of the Russian Marxists in the election of the capitalist Trump over the Marxist Hillary. Washington policies are the product of a typical nuthouse full of low-IQ functional cretins. With that type of logic one could have accused the Churchill’s election back in 1939 as being plotted by Hitler.
Comey in particular concluded his investigation about Hillary’s illegal use of her unprotected private server by stating that was true – she was a criminal but he decided not to recommend prosecution??? Well – he decided together with the entire MSM and the Marxist Democrat Party that Hillary’s election was the 100% sure – and what about his career then?

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Wow I was fired so now is my chance for payback. If this was true he was bound to report it. Maybe or maybe not Trump could of said it casually. Comey better take his retirement and make big bucks in the private sector or sit home and take it easy. Not to be trusted !!!! He has more enemies than friends at this point.

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Michael Moritz Written by Michael Moritz
June 01, 2017
Former FBI Director Comey owes the American people a personal request to open the Clinton cover up he was involved in as a key player. Mr. Honesty is dirty. Sneaky, and another Obama low life goon that was allowed to commit a crime and walk away like his boss. This guy is truly almost as sneaky as his God Obama. The FBI sold out the American people by allowing Comey to tarnish their reputation and honor. Unless your a stupid as Zobama and his sneaky goons figure you are, you know the Clinton cover up was only one of many illegal acts by obama. Open up the Clinton investigation expose Comey, Lynch, and Obama while not allowing the Clinton's to walk away with hundreds of millions in illegal activity money.

Give me a break already. I will never trust one single word that Comey says or any FBI employees, CIA employees, IRS employees, and any other bought and paid loyal progressive puppet. That includes the RINOs. Their mission is still to destroy President Trump, conservative American values, and trample the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Just because Obama is out of office doesn't mean that dirt he and others have gathered from spying on everyone has magically disappeared.

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Well than he lied under oath

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Ofcourse he asked him to back-off, it's a waste of time and resources.

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Wayne Blunk Written by Wayne Blunk
June 01, 2017
This whole orchestrated bunch of BS, he said, she said crap is irrelevant. Comey wrote a memo? To who ?/ When was it written, the day after he was fired? Comey may have created a memo to back up a lie and his cronies in the FBI play the " you lie and I'll swear to it ". What can we expect from a bitter person who was fired? And what the hell difference does it make ?

Perhaps all you supporters of Flip-Flop Don could organize prayer meetings on his behalf. G-d knows, he's going to need all the help he can get. Or better yet, send a petition to Putin, asking for political asylum for Comrade Donald Ivanovich.

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Brad Stewart Written by Brad Stewart
June 01, 2017
Enjoy the next 8 years, snowflake.

If it is proven they illegally listened in on American citizens and unmasked their names, can they still try to indict Flynn? Is this like illegal search and seizure, where the judge throws the case out because they did not have the specific warrant?

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Just as Trump hoped that Comey didn't have any evidence of a Flynn crime...the MSM is hoping Comey will claim something he already said didn't happen....Now folks, when you crap in one hand & hope in the other, I ask you, what do you have...???

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James Shipley Written by James Shipley
June 01, 2017
Real Americans are sick and tired off all the anti american liberal crap the DNC is pushing and are tuning it out and waiting to eliminate them next November. The things that are important to us show we made the right decision and those in both parties that are pulling against the tide are losers.

There is NOTHING illegal about the President of the United States telling his FBI Director, who works for the presidents administration, to drop an investigation by executive privilege. It is NOT obstruction of justice. The word "hope" does not constitute a command and once again would not be obstruction of justice.

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Gerry Lee Written by Gerry Lee
June 01, 2017
Before Comeys private meeting with Mueller it was the complete opposite. Oh well as long as this farce of a hunt keeps them from concentrating on the other crimes the DNC has been involved in I guess it's serving it's purpose
Joseph R. Davis Written by Joseph R. Davis
June 01, 2017
Executive privilege does not extend to permitting the President to engage in obstruction of justice, no matter how he chose to make the request. One has to look at the totality of the circumstances.
Donna Greiner Written by Donna Greiner
June 01, 2017
Why isn't any of these idiot politicians asking Comey this question if DNC was hacked by Russians why didn't they let their computers be looked at for hacks. Because they were never hacked and this Russian collusion is a bunch of crap. The Dems motto talked about it enough and people will believe and always deny. Deny. Deny

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