Comey continued, saying that he was shocked the president would ask him to "let things go" and was never sure of how to respond. "That is a very big deal". "The challenge to the President is though, he says he wasn't being investigated then, but there was every indication from Comey's testimony today that the President is being now on this question of obstruction".
"And so I asked a friend of mine to share the content of that memo with a reporter", he continued.
Comey is set to follow his public testimony with a closed session hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, during which classified or sensitive information like the Steele dossier could be discussed.
9 - Comey stated he could have the date "wrong" regarding an alleged phone call from Trump: "There was another phone call that I mentioned could have the date wrong, March 1st, where he called just to check in with me as I was about to get on the hospital".
In riveting detail, Comey this week has revealed conversations with Trump that include the president saying he hoped Comey could let go of the FBI's investigation of a former national security adviser. "It's frankly insulting that the question would be asked". The release drowned out what might have been a good news moment for Trump, nominating as Comey's successor Christopher Wray, a former top Justice Department official respected across party lines.
And that he leaked the memo about his dinner with Mr Trump to a friend because he thought it would result in the appointment of a Special Counsel.
He said Trump even kicked his senior staff out of the Oval Office, and the staff appeared sheepish over it, right before he expressed his hope that the police might leave the Russia-friendly Flynn alone.
Following former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Charles Krauthammer said it was a "bad day" for both President Donald Trump and Comey. He seemed to be suggesting that Comey or his onetime allies at the Federal Bureau of Investigation were behind the leaks damaging to Trump, asking him to name every member of his senior leadership with whom he had discussed his interactions with Trump.
Former FBI Director James Comey's long-anticipated congressional testimony set off a social media storm on Thursday with millions of people jumping into the fray but there was one notable absence - the tweeter in chief himself.
"I don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct", he told Sen.
After Comey's testimony, Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz said Comey "admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the President".
After being fired, Comey said he was distressed to see the president mislead people about the circumstances that led to his termination. McCain added, "Maybe going forward I shouldn't stay up late watching the Diamondbacks night games".
"I just want to hear the truth", he said.
As for Comey, Krauthammer said that he came off as "cowardly" for admitting that he caved in to a request from former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to refer to the Hillary Clinton email probe as a "matter", not an investigation.
"That concerned me because that language tracked how the campaign was talking about the FBI's work and that's concerning", Comey said. "We don't give up and we are winners and we are going to fight and win and we will have an unbelievable future". The opposite was the case as the firing created an enormous political firestorm that has stalled Trump's legislative agenda on Capitol Hill and taken over Washington.
Under questioning from Sen.
"There should be no fuzz on this". He had extensive business ties with Russian firms and was seated next to Vladmir Putin at a gala in Moscow. "That happened. It's about as unfake as you can possibly get".
He also seems to think the US President is a liar.
Trump raised the issue of the dossier published by Buzzfeed, and denied he had ever hired prostitutes in Russian Federation . A more complete picture emerged after the hearing , when the committee released Comey's written testimony .
He said Qatar needed to shut down or limit its Al-Jazeera news network, as well as stop funding extremist groups and others. USA officials immediately downplayed the friction between Qatar and its neighbors and counseled restraint.
But the play everyone will be talking out Morning morning is this move Curry put on LeBron in the third quarter . Their net point differential was plus-84, and they played nine single-digit games, including the loss.
But at the same time, if you think that wasn't intentional, you have to give Green's defense of his actions the same credence. They like to see two well-matched teams go at each other over the course of a series, especially if it's a seven game series.
Du Plessis went after the bowlers, allowing Amla to calmly reach his 25th ODI century, tied for fifth best all-time. With these two quick wickets, South Africa were five down for 232 in 42.3 overs and still needed a strong finish.
Still, Trump can not take all of the USA with him. "The environmental left has a very short memory", Pruitt said on "This Week". The U.S. will join Syria and Nicaragua as the only three nations that will not be a part of the global agreement.
Despite its screen size upgrade, the new tablet features a footprint nearly identical to the company's existing 9.7-inch models. The biggest announcement from this year's keynote event is the unveiling of Apple's long-rumoured smart speaker - HomePod .
We will increase our efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions , create a clean energy economy, and stand for environmental justice. Bloomberg also took a dig at the Trump administration, which has taken heat for its decision both at home and internationally.
Following last night's UFC 212 event in Rio de Janeiro the recipients of the evening's $50,000 bonus awards were announced. I am not saying there was anything fixed here but I think at the very least that should require a little investigation.
House GOP leaders say they want to give the state a cushion against their expectations the forecast is too optimistic. The only requirement is that the Senate save $133 billion, the same amount saved in the House bill.
Even if the bill passes the Senate, Graham said Tuesday that the prospects of finding agreement with the House is slim. And our promise to you is that we will always strive to provide indispensable journalism to our community.
The Warriors ran the Cavaliers out of the gym in Game 1 of the Finals on June 1, 113-91 . " Golden State wants a finesse game ". After the game , Lue said "our game plan was kind of backwards" with the focus on the three allowing Durant to get open .
UK Police Name Two London Attack Suspects
They drove their hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in the area around Borough Market . Police confirmed that Butt was known to police and MI5, but was not believed to have been planning an attack .
Trump Sides With Saudis, Other Arab Nations Against Qatar
Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash said that Qatar had benefited from a mixture of "money and media and partisanship and extremism". Qatar says the "baseless" allegations that it supports terrorism are being used to tarnish the image and unity of Gulf states.
UK PM May's lead over Labour shrinks
She continued: "I could have stayed on doing that job for another couple of years and not called an election ". Page said that Labour's share of the vote included many younger voters who had not voted before.
Warriors' Steve Kerr back on sideline, will coach Game 2
Neither the Pacers, nor the Raptors nor the Celtics had a chance, though Boston at least put up a fight, winning a game. Kerr resumed traveling with the team during the Eastern Conference finals, a sign that his health was slowly improving.
Golden State among best teams I've seen, says LeBron
Cleveland's head-scratching insistence on pushing the ball, coupled with its sloppiness, led to the Warriors attempting 106 shots. James is 3-4 in NBA Finals appearances but his teams, the Cavaliers and Miami from 2011 to 2014, are 1-7 in NBA Finals openers.
Golden State Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to coach Game 2
Green is one of the more vocal and emotional players in the National Basketball Association , but it's a part of his game. But someone from Cleveland had better find a way to make life tougher for the Warriors going forward starting on Sunday.
Durham, Chapel Hill mayors commit to Paris agreement
Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy says his city also will continue to address climate change, including the problem of rising sea levels. It is possible that these countries, particularly developing ones, will become more ambitious in their climate-related pursuits.
LeBron says stopping Warriors' Durant will be tough
Later in the fourth quarter, with the game well in hand, Durant drained a three and turned to to Rihanna to let her know about it. On Sunday, King James will try to make it 30. - The second, James got no help after he swiped unsuccessfully at the ball.