Donald Trump Jr attacks Comey on twitter

"Today, Mr. Comey admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the President", Marc Kasowitz, whom Trump hired as his outside counsel to defend him during the growing federal Russian Federation probe, said in a typo-ridden statement he later delivered to reporters.

Also in his opening remarks, Comey says Trump and his administration "defamed" the Federal Bureau of Investigation with "lies, plain and simple".

Lefcourt said, "I believe he [Comey] thinks" Trump should be impeached.

Comey learned of his abrupt dismissal while giving a speech, and said he was sorry he didn't get a chance to say farewell to his former colleagues. While his father didn't tweet during the intelligence committee hearing, the younger Trump did.

Comey specifically said during this testimony that he specifically marked them unclassified.

There would be no tingles going up the legs of Chris Matthews this Thursday as the MSNBC host acknowledged that the accusations that President Trump directly colluded with Russian Federation to interfere in the 2016 presidential election "came apart" following former FBI Director James Comey's testimony in front of Congress.

"I woke up in the middle of the night Monday (thinking) that there might be corroboration for our conversation", Mr Comey testified.

Former FBI Director James Comey walks through a corridor on the way to a secure room to continue his testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. Comey was extremely uncomfortable with this, trying to say he would only promise honesty, but eventually agreed to "honest loyalty" to end the conversation.

The supposed February 14 scoop said that members of Trump's campaign staff had repeated contact with "senior Russian intelligence officials". He said that the "Flynn stuff" was "very far from any kind of coercion or influence and certainly not obstruction".

Some days after that, of course, Trump fired Comey, citing his mishandling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, and how his poor leadership of the FBI was creating a morale crisis.

Comey himself is a controversial figure. Comey's questioner, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) nodded and smiled receptively. Mr. Comey has now admitted that he is one of these leakers.

Last month a dramatic New York Times story that first revealed the lengths Comey took to keep Trump at a distance included on-the-record comment from Benjamin Wittes, who described a lunch he had with Comey around the time Comey was most intensely feeling Trump's pressure. He listened, hands clasped on his lap, as committee Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina delivered his opening statement. "You understand that", Trump said. "But the the explanations, and the shifting explanations, confused me and increasingly concerned me".

Comey nevertheless did not make any major new revelations about alleged links between Trump or his associates and Russian Federation, an issue that has dogged the president's first months in office and distracted from his policy goals such as overhauling the US healthcare system and making tax cuts.Dressed in a dark suit and giving short, deliberative answers, Comey painted a picture of an overbearing president who he did not trust and who pressured him to stop the FBI investigating Flynn. When I was deputy attorney general I had a one on one with President Bush, I sent an email to my staff but I didn't feel with President Bush the need to document it in that I way.

Kasowitz will give a statement following Comey's testimony.

King: In his press conference May 18th, the president responded, quote, "No, no", when asked about asking you to stop the investigation into general Flynn. He said he would be glad if tapes and memos of their conversations are released to establish the truth. "So I asked a friend of mine to share the content of (my memos) with a reporter".