Mr. Comey has now finally confirmed, publicly, what he repeatedly told President Trump, privately. That is that the President was not under investigation as part of any probe into Russian interference. Mr. Comey's testimony also makes clear that the President never sought to impede the investigation into attempted Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The President never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Comey stop investigating anyone. The President never suggested that Mr. Comey, quote, let Flynn go, closed quote. The President also never told Mr. Comey, quote, I need loyalty, I expect loyalty, closed quote. He never said it in form, and he never said it in substance.
Mr.Comey admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the President. We will leave it to the appropriate authorities to determine whether these leaks should be investigated along with all the others that are being investigated.