FBI Director Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee is being built up like the Super Bowl.
It’s the Deep State, the Democrats, the media and Comey on one side and Trump and his supporters on the other.
But Comey testified about a bombshell that called the whole narrative into question.
Much of the drama surrounding Comey’s testimony center on Trump’s claim Comey informed him three he times he was not under investigation.
Trump included this fact in the letter he wrote informing Comey of his firing.
Was it true?
Comey confirmed it on the record in a statement he submitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The first time Comey informed Trump there was no investigation into him was on January 6th when Comey briefed Trump about the existence of the Christopher Steele memo.
“In that context, prior to the January 6 meeting, I discussed with the FBI’s leadership team whether I should be prepared to assure President-Elect Trump that we were not investigating him personally. That was true; we did not have an open
counter-intelligence case on him. We agreed I should do so if circumstances warranted. During our one-on-one meeting at Trump Tower, based on PresidentElect
Trump’s reaction to the briefing and without him directly asking the question, I offered that assurance.”
The second time Comey told Trump he was not under investigation was during a January 27th dinner.
“During the dinner, the President returned to the salacious material I had briefed him about on January 6, and, as he had done previously, expressed his disgust for the allegations and strongly denied them. He said he was considering ordering me to investigate the alleged incident to prove it didn’t happen. I replied that he should give that careful thought because it might create a narrative that we were investigating him personally, which we weren’t, and because it was very difficult to prove a negative. He said he would think about it and asked me to think about it.”
The final time Comey confirmed Trump was not under investigation was in a March 30th phone call.
This conversation followed Comey’s congressional testimony where he announced there was an open investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia.
“I explained that we had briefed the leadership of Congress on exactly which individuals we were investigating and that we had told those Congressional leaders that we were not personally investigating President Trump. I reminded him I had previously told him that.”
Before Comey’s testimony, leaks began appearing that he would contradict Trump’s claim.
The Huffington Post reports:
“Former FBI Director James Comey is reportedly set to testify he never told President Donald Trump that he was not under investigation in connection with Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to CNN and ABC News.
Such a statement by Comey, who is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, would directly contradict Trump, who wrote in a public letter to Comey when he fired him that he had been assured he was not under investigation. Informing the president of his status in an investigation, Comey will reportedly testify, would be improper for an FBI director.”
But this story was fake news.
Comey did – by his own record – tell Trump three times he was not under investigation.
He is already set to testify that he will not accuse Trump of obstructing justice.
Now he will confirm Trump’s version of events.
This will crush the left.
Democrats and the media fought the notion Comey told Trump he was never under investigation because they needed the possibility of it out there to keep their Russia fake news story alive.
We will keep you updated on this developing story.