President Donald Trump downplayed the importance of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on Thursday.
While Comey rambled for hours, it only took Trump three sentences to show how pointless his testimony was.
“I discussed with the FBI’s leadership team whether I should be prepared to assure President-Elect Trump that we were not investigating him personally,” Comey wrote in the opening statement. “That was true; we did not have an open counter-intelligence case on him. We agreed I should do so if circumstances warranted. During our one-on-one meeting at Trump Tower, based on President-Elect Trump’s reaction to the briefing and without him directly asking the question, I offered that assurance.”
“Creating written records immediately after one-on-one conversations with Mr. Trump was my practice from that point forward. This had not been my practice in the past,” Comey said. “I spoke alone with President Obama twice in person (and never on the phone) — once in 2015 to discuss law enforcement policy issues and a second time, briefly, for him to say goodbye in late 2016. In neither of those circumstances did I memorialize the discussions. I can recall nine one-on-one conversations with President Trump in four months — three in person and six on the phone.”
Trump issued his own statement in the form of a tweet.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 7, 2017
“The president is pleased that Mr. Comey has finally publicly confirmed his private reports that the President was not under investigation in any Russian probe,” the statement read, according to TheBlaze.
“The president feels completely and totally vindicated,” it added. “He is eager to continue to move forward with his agenda.”
Overall, the testimony resulted in a whole lot of nothing and Comey managed to make a fool of himself in the process.
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