5Attorney General Calls Collusion Accusations a "Detestable Lie"
Attorney General Calls Collusion Accusations a "Detestable Lie" : CSPAN : June 14, 2017 4:28am-7:01am EDT
concerned that the president of the united states might lie about the nature of their meetings. that is a shocking statement from one of our nation's top law enforcement professionals. she also said he was asked to drop the investigation into general mike flynn. mr. comey believed he was fired over his handling of the russian investigation. the president confirmed these statements to the media. this is deeply troubling for all of us to believe on both sides of the aisle for preserving the independence of the fbi. we need to follow up on the alarming disclosures. testimonyns, your today is an opportunity to begin answering those questions. you recuse yourself from the russian investigation yet you participated in the firing of esther comey over the handling of that same investigation. if you want to ask you complied with it fully. we heard from mr. comey last week that the president asked you to leave the oval office so he could speak one-on-one to james coming. again, a very concerning action. we will need to hear from you about how you view the presidents request and whether y
Attorney General Calls Collusion Accusations a "Detestable Lie" : CSPAN2 : June 13, 2017 8:00pm-10:35pm EDT
concerned that the president of the united states might lie about the nature of their meetings. that's a shocking statement from one of our nation's top law enforcement officials. we also heard that director comey took it in the direction from the president that he was to drop the fbi's investigation and foreign national security director michael flynn. we heard from mr. comey he believes he was fired over his handling of the russian investigation.e the president himself confirmed in statements to the media. this is deeply troubling for all on both sides of the aisle preserving the independence of the fbi. we have a lot of work in order to follow up on these alarming disclosures. mr. attorney general your testimony today is an opportunity to begin the process of asking those questions. for instance again and others will ask about this he refused yourself from the russia investigation yet you participated in the firing of mr. comey over the handling of that same investigation. we will want to ask you how a few viewed your recusal and what you believe you complied with it fully. in additio
Attorney General Calls Collusion Accusations a "Detestable Lie" : CSPAN : June 18, 2017 10:34am-1:05pm EDT
integrity of our democratic process is an appalling and detestable lie. related, there is the assertion that i did not answer senator franken's question honestly at my confirmation hearing. colleagues, that is false. i can't say colleagues now. i'm no longer a part of this body. but former colleagues, that is false. this is what happened. senator franken asked me a rambling question after some six hours of testimony that included dramatic new allegations that the united states intelligence community, the u.s. intelligence community, had advised president-elect trump, quote, that there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between trump surrogates and intermediaries for the russian government, close quote. i was taken aback by that explosive allegation which he said was being reported as breaking news that very day, and which i had not heard. i wanted to refute that immediately. any suggestion that i was part of such an activity. i replied, quote, i replied to senator franken this way, quote, senator franken, i'm not aware of any of those activities. i ha
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