ABC News: Comey Won't Accuse President Trump of Obstructing Justice During Testimony Thursday

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Jun 06, 2017 3:35 PM
ABC News: Comey Won't Accuse President Trump of Obstructing Justice During Testimony Thursday

According to a report from ABC News, former FBI Director James Comey will not accuse President Trump of obstruction of justice during his testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday morning. However, he will dispute the President's claim he was told the FBI is not investigating him. The President made the claim in the letter he wrote to Comey about his firing. 

There will be much in former FBI Director James Comey’s upcoming congressional testimony that will make the White House uncomfortable, but he will stop short of saying the president interfered with the agency's probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a source familiar with Comey's thinking told ABC News.

Although Comey has told associates he will not accuse the President of obstructing justice, he will dispute the president’s contention that Comey told him three times he is not under investigation.

President Trump has been accused to pressuring Comey to drop the FBI investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. The New York Times reported Comey has memos proving the President pressured him to do so, a charge denied by the White House. The alleged memos have not been produced or published for public view. 

During congressional testimony in May, Comey denied anyone in the Department of Justice had tried to end the Russia investigation for political reasons. 

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe went beyond the Justice Department in his own testimony, saying nobody in the Trump administration had pressured to FBI to drop or back off on the Russia investigation.

Speaking from the White House Tuesday, President Trump was asked about Comey's coming testimony and said, "I wish him luck." 

During a recent interview with NBC News, the President called the former director a "show boat."