James Comey did not make memos of his conversations with Barack Obama like he did with President Donald Trump according to the prepared opening statement by the former FBI director released by the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday, The Daily Caller reports.
The former FBI director is set to testify before the committee on Thursday at 10 a.m.
Comey gave an explanation as to why he wrote detailed memos of his conversations with Trump. “I felt compelled to document my first conversation with the President-Elect in a memo,” Comey said in his statement.
“To ensure accuracy, I began to type it on a laptop in an FBI vehicle outside Trump Tower the moment I walked out of the meeting,” he wrote.
Comey also said he only spoke with Obama twice during his presidency, and never mentioned documenting their conversations. “This had not been my practice in the past. I spoke alone with President Obama twice in person (and never on the phone).”
Meanwhile, Comey recalls having 9 one-on-one conversations with the president in four months, six on the phone and three in person.