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James Comey: Fired, May 9, 2017. President Donald Trump abruptly fired Former FBI Director James Comey, ousting the top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether the Trump campaign had ties to Russia.

Here are the 7 biggest revelations from James Comey's prepared testimony


The Senate Intelligence Committee released James Comey's opening statement ahead of the former FBI director's testimony on Thursday. Here are the seven biggest revelations.

1. Trump isn't under investigation

President Trump is NOT under investigation in the Russia matter. Comey assured the president three times he was not under investigation and also informed Congress of that once.

2. Trump and Comey had nine private conversations

Nonetheless, Trump had nine private one-on-one conversations with his former FBI to discuss concerns about the Russia investigation, and expressed concerns the controversy was creating a “cloud” hurting his political ability to get things done. Comey says he had only two one-on-one conversations ever with former President Obama.

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn sits in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama warned Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as national security adviser during an Oval Office meeting in the days after the 2016 election, according to three former Obama administration officials. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

3. Trump asked Comey to drop the Flynn investigation

Trump asked the FBI director if he could drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn because he was a “good guy.”

FILE - In this May 4, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Trump, in an apparent warning to his fired FBI director, said Friday, May 12, 2017, that James Comey had better hope there are no "tapes" of their conversations. Trump's tweet came the morning after he asserted Comey had told him three times that he wasn't under FBI investigation. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

4. Trump did not ask Comey to drop the Russia investigation

Comey insists Trump never asked him to drop the “the broader investigation into Russia or possible links to his campaign.”

5. Trump denied wrongdoing

Trump assured the FBI he had done nothing wrong on Russia.

6. Trump told Comey 'I expect loyalty'

Trump told Comey “I expect loyalty. I need loyalty.” Comey promised he’d give the president “honest loyalty.”

7. Trump asked Comey about 'satellite associates'

Trump wanted to know if any “satellite” associates had done anything wrong in the Russia matter.

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