Comey's Opening Statement Before The Senate Intel Committee, Annotated

Former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. Here's NPR's coverage of the news:

The Senate committee posted Comey's opening statement a day early. In it, Comey says President Trump asked him for "loyalty" at a dinner in January and later in the Oval Office said he "hope[d] you can let" the investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn "go." The White House has denied that Trump ever asked for the investigation to be shut down.

Here is his statement, annotated by NPR journalists.

This article was originally published on June 07, 2017.



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