Comey Agrees NYT Story About Trump Campaign Collusion With Russia 'Almost Entirely Wrong'

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Jun 08, 2017 12:30 PM
Comey Agrees NYT Story About Trump Campaign Collusion With Russia 'Almost Entirely Wrong'

During testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, former FBI Director James Comey said that a New York Times report that alleged ties between Trump campaign aides and Russian intelligence was not accurate.

First, Sen. James Risch asked Comey about the February report, asking if it was a fair statement to say the story was not true.

“In the main, it was not true," Comey replied. "The challenge, and I'm not picking on reporters, about writing on classified information is: The people talking about it often don't really know what's going on, and those of us who actually know what's going on are not talking about it."

He added, "And we don't call the press to say, ‘Hey, you got that thing wrong about this sensitive topic.' We just have to leave it there."

Sen. Tom Cotton later returned to the Times’ story, asking Comey if the report was “almost entirely wrong.”

The former FBI director answered in the affirmative.