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Comey to Congress: President Trump told me 'I need loyalty'

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Irune Rengel | 08 Junio, 2017, 17:26

At a February 14 meeting at the White House, Comey said Trump strongly defended Flynn, arguing that his former national security adviser "hadn't done anything wrong" in his prior contact with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

"Two stand out: The President sought to obtain a pledge of loyalty from the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during a conversation that centered on whether the Director would be able to keep his job", Schiff said in a statement. While some may buy that explanation, many more are likely to side with CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, who said on Wednesday afternoon, "If that isn't obstruction of justice, I don't know what is".

Warner says that in violation of clear guidelines put in place after Watergate to prevent any whiff of political interference by the White House in FBI investigations, President Donald Trump also called Comey twice to ask him to lift the cloud of the Russian Federation investigation over his White House.

"'I have been very loyal to you, very loyal; we had that thing you know, "' Comey recalled being told by Trump, adding that he didn't ask the president what "that thing" referred to.

"This moves the ball forward, but whether it moves the ball past the finish line will be up for debate", said former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti, now a partner at Thompson Coburn.

That turns out to be the last meeting between Trump and Comey, but the two talk by phone at least twice more before Trump fires Comey on May 9.

Comey to Congress: President Trump told me 'I need loyalty'
Comey to Congress: President Trump told me 'I need loyalty'

Some legal experts say this isn't a close call.

"No", Spicer said during a daily press briefing when asked whether Trump made such a demand.

"He wants to frame the discussion going into (Thursday), and he wants the discussion to focus on the issues that he thinks are the issues that should be discussed, which are the issues in his prepared statement", Suri said.

The ex-FBI director's testimony recounts his conversations with the apparent precision of a veteran lawman.

Trump returned to the subject of Comey's job near the end of the dinner, and said: "I need loyalty". He held Washington spellbound with his now-famous story about racing to the sickbed of then-Attorney General John Ashcroft when the White House wanted to lean on him to reauthorize a surveillance program.

"He asked what we could do to 'lift the cloud'".

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"You will always get honesty from me", he said he told the president.

Comey writes, "He then said, 'I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. Trump said: "'He is a good guy and has been through a lot...

Coats, who was confirmed as Trump's national intelligence director in mid-March, said: "In interacting with the president of the United States or anybody in his administration, I have never been pressured".

Former FBI Director James Comey is expected to provide his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday morning. "I had understood the president to be requesting that we drop any investigation of Flynn in connection with false statements about his conversations with the Russian ambassador in December", Comey said.

Still, Ryan said the testimony, and senators' questions, would be historic.

But Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, pressed both of them if Trump had simply "asked" them to rebut Russian Federation stories - they refused to answer.

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Durante esa conversación, el ex director del FBI mencionó que el presidente le preguntó qué podía hacerse para "quitar la nube" de investigación que estaba dañando a su administración.

The testimony from Comey puts more pressure on the Republican whose presidency has been overshadowed by allegations that Moscow helped him win last year's election.

But the RNC is also prepping Trump-backers to argue there is no evidence of collusion or obstruction of justice. That investigation is being led by Robert Mueller, Comey's predecessor.

AP writers Mark Sherman and Sam Hananel contributed to this report.

Mr Comey replied that may not be wise, as he would have to correct the record if that changed.

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