James Comey testifies at Senate

  • Thank you for following our live coverage of Comey's testimony — and reaction — throughout the day and evening. We'll leave you with this analysis by the CBC's Mark Gollom in Washington.  As always, we have lots more news for you at cbcnews.ca.  Goodnight! 
     

    No smoking gun, but narrative against Trump strengthens after ex-FBI director's testimony

    CBC NewsAny day the former head of the FBI testifies that the president of the United States has repeatedly lied cannot be considered a good day for the commander-in-chief. But in his highly anticipated testimony, James Comey didn't drop any bombshells, at least before his closed doors session with the Senate intelligence committee.
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    Got five minutes?  If you're catching up on today's events but don't have time to watch all two hours of Comey's testimony, here are the highlights:
     

    James Comey's testimony in 5 minutes

    CBC NewsHighlights from former FBI director's Capitol Hill testimony about his dealings with Donald Trump and Russian meddling in the U.S. election
     
     
  • LIVE: Former FBI director James Comey testifies about Trump and possible Russian meddling in U.S. election. Live blog: http://www.cbc.ca/1.4149805

  • From Meagan Fitzpatrick, CBC News:
     
    The Senate intelligence committee was set to go behind closed doors with Comey this afternoon after their break. There were a number of questions Comey said this morning he wasn't willing to answer in an open setting. Some examples:
    • Comey would not discuss that dossier that allegedly contained compromising information about Trump, including whether the FBI confirmed any of its allegations.
    • Comey said the FBI was aware of facts that would make Attorney General Jeff Sessions's engagement in the Russian investigation "problematic," but wouldn't say what those facts were. (Sessions recused himself from the investigation because of undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador during the campaign.)
    • Comey would not comment in an open setting about reports that Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner (who advises Trump in the White House), wanted to set up back channel communications with Russia.
    • Comey wouldn't say much about the investigation into Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, whether he is a "central figure" in the Russian interference investigation.
    • Comey was asked if he thinks Trump colluded with Russia and he said he shouldn't answer that in an open setting but said when he left the FBI on May 9 (when he was fired), Trump was not the focus of investigation.
    (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)
     
  • With Comey's public testimony over, for you to ponder how he answered and presented today:
     
     
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