James Comey, the former FBI director, said he told President Donald Trump on three occasions that he wasn’t the subject of a counterintelligence investigation, but Trump was upset that Comey would not say so publicly, according to Comey’s prepared written testimony, released ahead of his blockbuster hearing on Thursday.
In the testimony, published by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Comey also said the main reason he did not publicly announce that Trump was not part of the bureau’s Russia probe was that “it would create a duty to correct, should that change.”
Comey wrote in his testimony that he first assured Trump that he was not personally under FBI investigation during his first meeting with the president-elect, during which he and other intelligence officials briefed him on the intelligence community’s conclusions about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. BUSINESS INSIDER
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