In Context: James Comey’s past comments on interference in FBI investigations

When former FBI Director James Comey appears before Congress, lawmakers are sure to ask him about press reports alleging President Donald Trump may have interfered in the agency’s Russia investigation. The New York Times reported in mid May that Trump asked Comey to have the FBI back off from its investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a memo Comey wrote soon after the interaction that was described to the newspaper. Right after the story broke, some right-wing commentators said Comey’s own testimony to Congress on May 3, days before Trump fired him, contradicted this story. "Comey … >>More stories from National


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