Posted June. 09, 2017 07:08,
Updated June. 09, 2017 07:23
The Senate Intelligence Committee has released the prepared remarks of Comey titled the "statement for the record" the day before the testimony and Comey argued that the president asked to derail the Russia probe in the statement. The following is the excerpt from the statement. Trump met Comey in the White House on Feb. 14 and he told Comey: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this (investigation) go, to letting Flynn (former national security advisor, resigned over contacts with Russia) go. Comey said he replied only that Flynn was a good guy. “I did not say I would ‘let this go’ (as Trump requested). Comey began to keep typing “memos” of his conversations with Trump and his aides who read them disclosed to the New York Times last months.
Before the meeting, Trump and Comey had dinner on Jan. 27 and said, “I need (your) loyalty, I expect loyalty.” There was an awkward silence after the president’s comment but Comey said, he didn’t move, speak, nor change facial expressions. Comey replied, “You will always get honesty from me.”