Comey Thinks Sessions Knew What Was Up When Trump Made Flynn Probe Ask

Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a statement on issues related to visas and travel, Monday, March 6, 2017, from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a statement on issues related to visas and travel, Monday, March 6, 2017, from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

James Comey said on Thursday that he believes Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Jared Kushner knew what President Donald Trump was going to talk about when he spoke privately with Comey about the FBI probe into fired national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The fired FBI director said in his prepared remarks that Trump had everyone leave the room after a Feb. 14 meeting, hoping to speak to Comey alone. Both Sessions and Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, lingered in the room before Trump ushered them out, per Comey. Trump then asked Comey to drop an investigation into Flynn, Comey said.

Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday that his “sense was the attorney general knew he shouldn’t be leaving” and that Kushner “picked up on the same thing.”

He also said that when Trump had everyone leave the room, his “impression was something big is about to happen” and that he better remember the details of that interaction.

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