Comey Expected to Refute One of Trump's Most Contentious Claims

Comey Expected to Refute One of Trump’s Most Contentious Claims

What Sources Are Saying

Sources close to former FBI Director James Comey told CNN Comey will refute the claim that he told President Trump he wasn’t under investigation by the FBI. The allegations by Trump were made in the letter to Comey upon his firing:

Dear Director Comey,

I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately.

While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.

It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.

I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors,

Donald J. Trump

The sources also state that Comey is not expected to assert whether President Trump obstructed justice or not pertaining to the investigation between the Trump administration’s ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration and the Russian mafia.

President Trump has not attempted to block Comey from testifying by using Executive privilege, which could backfire given rampant suspicion that government misconduct has taken place. Despite reports that Trump will not attempt to block Comey’s testimony, it remains possible that Trump may change his mind.

Other Issues Comey Will Speak About Thursday

Another CNN source adds that Comey is expected to speak on issues surrounding Trump’s now infamous request for ‘loyalty’, made shortly after Trump was sworn into office. He is also expected to address allegations surrounding Trump telling Comey to not investigate former national security adviser, Michael Flynn’s possible collusion with Putin associates as closely.

Comey is also expected to speak about an interaction he had with President Trump where Trump allegedly said to Comey, ‘I hope you can let this go,’ during a meeting in the Oval Office – according to a CNN source.

Comey’s testimony could present evidence towards President Trump committing obstruction of justice and provide insight into the notable ties between the Trump and Putin administrations.

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