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Suspense builds inside the Beltway ahead of Comey's testimony to Congress

Flynn turns over documents to Senate panel Suspense builds inside the Beltway ahead of Comey's testimony to Congress
Malita Javier | 07 Junio, 2017, 11:10

President Trump joked Tuesday that his son-in-law Jared Kushner has "become more famous than me" - a line he once used on ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey months before he canned him. The spot, called "Showboat", takes its name from something President Donald Trump himself has called Comey.

FOX23 will stream the testimony LIVE.

Axed FBI Director James Comey will break his silence on Thursday in sworn testimony before the Senate intelligence committee to address his firing and allegations that Trump asked him to kill the federal investigation into his former national security adviser, putting the Russian Federation controversy that has hampered the GOP agenda front and center once again.

The question of whether the president obstructed the Russian Federation investigation is expected to take center stage this week with Comey's highly anticipated testimony on the Hill on Thursday.

The president allegedly said he hoped Comey would drop the Flynn investigation, a request that concerned Comey enough that he documented the conversation in a memo shortly after speaking with the president.

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A new report claims James Comey asked Jeff Sessions to never leave him alone with Donald Trump.

One Comey associate said lawmakers should expect a vivid picture of his private interactions with the president.

Trump was asked directly at a press conference last month if he had "in any way, shape or form" asked Comey to "back down the investigation into Michael Flynn", and he strongly denied it. Trump fired Comey on May 9, saying it was related to improper handling of the Hillary Clinton probe last summer.

Comey is scheduled to testify publicly for the first time since he was sacked at a hearing in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee at 10 a.m. on Thursday. The White House referred questions to outside lawyers, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But the remark - from a President who in recent weeks has appeared at times consumed by the barrage of Russian Federation allegations - was yet another painful reminder that the Republicans' legislative agenda was about to be upended once again by the controversy that has stormed over the White House for months.

The dramatic leaks have at times overwhelmed Mr. Trump's policy agenda and left lawmakers eager to hear directly from Mr. Comey.

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The Times report, which cited current and former law enforcement officials, added that Comey did not specify his issue with Trump in the conversation with Sessions.

White House officials and the President's allies on the outside have begun crafting a plan to counter the Thursday testimony, but those efforts so far appear jumbled.

Comey believes that his own feelings about the President's comments are largely "irrelevant", the source said, and that his account of what happened is the central issue.

"Now we're actually going to know what Comey's views, thoughts and reactions were when the president asked him those questions", Schmaler said. Some said they were exhausted of leaks and partisan innuendo and wanted direct testimony from the key source.

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