Trump Claims 'Vindication' After Comey Rakes Him Over Coals

Olive Rios
June 10, 2017

As a former prosecutor, Malcolm said he would not take legal action against Trump based on what he heard from Comey's Senate testimony.

Trump also labeled Comey a "leaker", referencing Comey's decision to get a friend to share the contents of memos about his conversations with Trump to the press, a revelation the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director shared on Thursday during with the Senate Intelligence Committee. Trump and his allies emphasized that Comey confirmed to the public that he told Trump three times that he was not personally under investigation. But the gist of the hearing was that Trump wasn't under investigation for Russian Federation stuff at the time Comey was sacked, which meant we got little out of the proceedings beyond the resurgence of "Lordy" was an expletive.

"I don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct", Comey testified. So, after getting his phone back from his lawyers-or whoever had had to hold onto it to prevent Trump from going off the rails mid-hearing-Trump jumped on Twitter to declare himself vindicated, and Comey "a leaker".

Trump stopped short of saying that Comey lied under oath at the hearing, which occurred a month after Trump fired him on May 9.

After Trump fired Comey, the administration gave differing reasons for his dismissal.

A 30-second ad created by the pro-Trump Great America Alliance - a non-profit "issues" group that doesn't have to disclose its donors - cast Comey as a "showboat" who was "consumed with election meddling" instead of focusing on fighting terrorism.

Speaking with Fox News host Sean Hannity Tuesday night, Eric Trump said his father's critics are "not even people".

Malcolm also said Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch was "dinged up" by Comey. The White House has denied collusion with Moscow.

In Canada, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said the Great White North could no longer depend on the USA or anyone else for protection, and would have to step up its military spending.

Early Monday, Trump fired off a series of tweets criticizing the Justice Department for its handling of his previous executive orders to temporarily bar would-be visitors from six Muslim-majority countries.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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