Former FBI Director James Comey testified about his note taking in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Contrary to what Comey said under oath, it seems that President Trump wasn’t his first!
During his testimony, Comey claimed that he never felt the need to take notes under Obama or Bush. But that was a lie!
Senator Warren asked: “And so, in all your experience, this was the only president that you felt like, in every meeting, you needed to document, because at some point, using your words, he might put out a non-truthful representation of that meeting?”
Comey responded: “That’s right, Senator.”
Maybe Comey didn’t read the NY Times bestseller by Barton Gellman, titled “Angler”. A book that slammed Dick Cheney. Comey was one of Gellman’s sources.
Angler recounts a meeting Comey had with President George W. Bush. It is strikingly similar to Comey’s description of his meeting with Donald Trump in his written Intelligence Committee testimony.
Although Comey claims he never wrote notes on his meetings with other Presidents, he did send a very detailed email to his staff about his meeting with Bush.
That much we know!
Cons Journal reports:
After last week’s testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, it didn’t take long for people to begin pointing to something within it that simply wasn’t true.
Former FBI Director James Comey testified that, unlike when he served under Barack Obama, he never felt compelled to take notes in a meeting. He also broadened this claim to include time served under President Bush. But, as it turns out, that was a lie, and was only included in the testimony in order to make Trump look untrustworthy.