Heinrich questions Comey on Trump, Russia during Senate Intelligence Committee hearing [watch it here]
This morning former FBI Director James Comey sat before the Senate Intelligence Committee to answer questions about the ongoing controversy with Russia and the possibilities of collusion between Russia and the Trump Administration.
The questioning of Comey revolved heavily around President Trump’s requests of Comey to “lift the cloud” surrounding the President – a cloud created by both the Flynn and Russian hacking investigations on behalf of the FBI.
The most important thing to understand in this line of questioning and series of events is that it has been set in motion to determine whether or not President Trump attempted to interfere with FBI investigations as they related to his own interactions with Russian officials.
Major focuses of the questioning and testimony had to do with two, one-on-one interactions, between Comey and President Trump. A private dinner and also a conversation in which President Trump asked all other folks in the room to leave, before saying to Comey, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go to letting Flynn go he is a good guy I hope you can let this go. “
Former FBI Director Comey spoke to the nature of this exchange, as one that spoke to him as being a directive of sorts on behalf of President Trump.
Senator Martin Heinrich had some important questions for former director Comey this morning, as part of the Senate Intelligence Committee – Watch them below.
In his line of questioning, Senator Heinrich said to former FBI Director James Comey, “A lot of this comes down to who we should believe,” and asked Comey if there was anything he would like to say in regards to why he should be believed in this instance and not the President of the United States. Mr. Comey replied, “I think people should look at the whole body of my testimony said Comey – I’ve tried to be open and fair, and transparent and accurate. So Why did he kick everybody out of the oval office?”
Which he followed up by saying:
“That to me as an investigator is a very significant fact”
The unusual nature of the numerous interactions and conversations prompted by President Trump, with former Director of the FBI James Comey are something that the American people deserve some understanding of. Today’s testimony by Mr. Comey and the questioning by the Senate Intelligence Committee are helping us to get closer to some truth and understanding – as we wait for what will happen next.
What now? Where does it go from here? Will we see a call for the impeachment of our 45th President? Will the testimony of James Comey finally bring this administration to the screeching halt it has been flirting with since day one?