TRUMP HAD NINE INTERACTIONS WITH COMEY BUT ONLY ASKED ABOUT ALTERING ONE INVESTIGATION
June 8, 2017
Out of the tens of thousands of investigations happening at the FBI every day, Trump was only interested in altering the path of one: Russia.
Warner: Let me just ask this in closing – how many ongoing investigations at any time does the FBI have?
Comey: Tens of thousands.
Warner: Tens of thousands. Did the President ever ask about any other ongoing investigation?
Warner: Did he ever ask you about trying to interfere on any other investigation?
Warner: I think, again, this speaks volumes. This doesn’t even get to the questions around the phone calls about “lifting the cloud.” I know other members will get to that. But I really appreciate your testimony and appreciate your service to our nation.
Comey: Thank you, Senator Warner. I’m sitting here going through my contacts with him. I had one conversation with the President that was classified where he asked about an ongoing intelligence investigation. It was brief and entirely professional.
Warner: But he didn’t ask you to take any specific action?
Comey: Oh, no. No
Warner: Unlike what he had done vis-à-vis Mr. Flynn and the overall Russia investigation?