James Comey and President Trump Interactions Were Inappropriate

James Comey and President Trump Interactions Were Inappropriate

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The interactions between James B. Comey and President Trump on a secret subject were inappropriate. Specifically, in the case of one-on-one phone conversations and private dinners in the White House and other areas between the two.

Comey first met with the president on a Friday, January 6, 2017, at Trump Towers in New York. Comey had been there with other intelligence community leaders to brief Trump on an issue concerning Russian efforts to interfere with the presidential election.

The accusation was that while in Russia, Trump had interaction with hookers. These salacious statements are unverified. At the end of the briefing, Comey stayed alone with Trump to explain personal aspects of the information. In which the some believed it was an not acceptable, Comey took the time to stay to “while the AG was asked to leave and the FBI Director who reports to the AG has remained behind was very inappropriate and should never happen.”

Those questioning Comey claimed that being confused at the fact on why would he was asked to stay while people who are higher ranked were told to leave the room just to talk about something was not as important. Comey was slightly confused on the security of his job when the president indicated, “he hoped I would stay” and discussed his career and how he felt about the position more than once. Comey assured Trump that he intended to complete his ten-year term, even as the president stated that lots of people wanted his job. Then Trump explained that with issues Comey had in the previous year, the president said he would understand if he wanted to walk away.

According to Comey, he spoke to President Obama twice in person all eight years he was in office. “In neither of those circumstances did I memorialize the discussions with Obama,” but he recalls having nine one-on-one conversations within four months with Trump. He believed that memorializing the discussions would be prudent.

Written by Aerianna Hamilton
Edited by Cathy Milne

Sources:

CNN: Comey’s Testimony
The New York Times: James Comey’s Prepared Remarks for Testimony

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