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9:45 pm: A lot of the senators on the committee had good things to say about Comey. Comey asked a close friend – a Columbia Law School professor – to share a memo with the press after Trump suggested there might be tapes of their meetings.“The Russians interfered in our election during the 2016 cycle They did it with purpose they did it with sophistication says Comey 8:45 pm: If you just tuned in we summarise what Comey has testified so far The former FBI director has said that he has no doubt that Russia attempted to interfere in the presidential election While he declined to say whether the president tried to obstruct justice in their conversations he said he found the conversations ‘disturbing’ At the same time he testified that the President did not ask him to stop the investigation into Flynn’s ties with Russia He also said that the President was not under investigation 8:40 pm: Comey says ‘Lordy I hope there are tapes” Comey: “I’ve seen the tweet about tapes Lordy I hope there are tapes” http://s.tco/K7EPoHjjMk — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 8 2017 He says he felt that his job was contingent on whether he showed loyalty 8:30 pm: Comey on why he didn’t tell President that Flynn conversation was inappropriate: “I was so stunned by the conversation that I just took it in” He says he hopes there are ‘tapes’ of the talks at the meetings with Trump The timing of your firing stinks: Democratic senator to Comey 8:25 pm: And midway into the hearing Trump Jr tweets: Hoping and telling are two very different things you would think that a guy like Comey would know that #givemeabreak — Donald Trump Jr (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8 2017 8:20 pm |Comey on President Trump’s hope that Flynn case with respect to Russia would be dropped: “I took it as a direction” Comey says he thinks the Russian investigation played a role in his firing as the FBI director 8:15 pm:America needs more like you Republican senator on the committee tells James Comey Risch: “President was not under investigation – is that a fair statement” Comey: “That’s correct” Risch: “President did not direct you to let it go” Comey: “Not in his words no” 8:10 pm:Comey says he believes Trump was trying to extract something from him in exchange for keeping him in the FBI job He adds that Trump did not ask him about any other ongoing FBI investigation 8:05 pm: Comey says he took notes of the meetings he had with Trump Inference: The president lies Comey says “I knew that there might come a day when I would need a record… not just to defend myself but to defend the FBI” 8:01 pm: There is a lot of interest on Twitter around the hearing People are saying that Senator Burr’s questions were solid and Comey’s answers solid 8 pm IST: Burr: “Would you say that it’s normal for foreign governments to reach out to members of an incoming administration” Comey: “Yes” 7:55 pm IST: Burr: “Did any individual working for this administration ask you to stop the Russian investigation” Comey: “No” Burr: “Did POTUS at any time ask you to stop the FBI investigation into Russian involvement…” Comey: “Not to my understanding no” Senator Burr: “Are you confident that no votes cast in the 2016 presidential election were altered” Comey: “I’m confident” Comey: ‘I don’t think its for me to say’ that the Trump administration obstructed justice 7:50 pm IST:I am sorry I could not say goodbye properly I will miss the FBI says Comey No doubt that Russia interfered in the election says Comey 7:45 pm IST: Comey takes oath of truth He begins to speak now The President and I had a lot of conversations since he took office He told me I was doing a good job So it confused me that when I saw on TV that I was fired because of the Russian investigation: Comey The administration chose to defame me and thus the FBI: Comey 7:35 pm IST: Republican Senator Richard Burr is the chairman of the intelligence committee and he is speaking right now He explains the background of the hearing and says he expects Comey to come out with the truth We understand the Trump will watch a part of the hearing as his public schedule is clear till the afternoon The administration’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz is present at the hearing Comey is likely to testify that Trump pressed him for his ‘loyalty’ and directly pushed him to “lift the cloud” of investigation by declaring publicly the president was not the target of the probe into his campaign’s Russia ties 7:30 pm IST: Comey’s hearing has begun We will bring you all the live updates from the Senate committee hearing For all the latest World News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News that it back efforts to set up a transitional government. then they will play a very positive and constructive role, a writer and actress who had managed to put her own “different” body on television. The gimmick may have flopped for another reason: feminists can finally celebrate major milestones in their longstanding fight against such magazines.

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