Comey Declines To Say If Trump Himself Was Under Investigation

FBI Director James Comey testifies as the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence holds its first public hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the murky web of contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill.
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FBI Director James Comey on Monday declined to answer questions about whether President Donald Trump either was under investigation during the 2016 election campaign or is currently.

Comey urged observers not to “overinterpet” his non-answers to questions from Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) during the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the election.

“We have briefed them in great detail on the subjects of the investigation and what we’re doing but I’m not going to answer about anybody in this forum,” Comey said of committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) and ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).

Comey did confirm during the hearing that the FBI was investigating whether member of Trump’s campaign coordinated with the Russian government during the campaign.

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  1. Comey urged observers not to “overinterpet” his non-answers to questions from Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) during the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the election.

    So, Trump under investigation? Not going to say. But don’t over interpret my silence that full on states that yes, he’s under investigation.

    Hillary’s emails? Old emails become new again, can’t wait to send my public letter to Congress.

  2. I’ll take that as a “yes.”

  3. “declines to say” = kiss of death

    Let Trump tweet from his personal account! The people deserve an entertaining finale.

  4. I think a better question would be, “Does the FBI have a copy of the Golden Showers video?”

  5. He would say no if the answer was no. Because saying no would not be commenting on an ongoing investigation, there would no investigation to comment on. Therefor, we have to see this as a yes answer.

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