I have never met with or had any conversations with any Russians or any foreign officials. Concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States. Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign. I was your colleague in this body for 20 years, at least some of you.
And the suggestion that I participated in any collusion. That I was aware of any collusion with the Russian government to hurt this country, which I have served with honor for 35 years. Or to undermine the integrity of our democratic process, is an appalling and detestable lie.>> I believe the American people have had it with stonewalling.
Americans don't wanna hear that answers to relevant questions are privileged and off limits. Or that they can't be provided in public or that it would be, quote, inappropriate for witnesses to tell us what they know.>> I am not stonewalling. I am following the historic policies of the Department of Justice.
You don't walk into any hearing or committee meeting and reveal confidential communications with the president of the United States. Who's entitled to receive confidential communications in your best judgement about a host of issues.>> You're not answering the question.>> Well, what is the question?>> The question is, Mr. Comey said that there were matters with respect to the recusal that were problematic and he couldn't talk about them.
What are they?>> Why don't you tell me? They are none, Senator Wyden, there are none. I can tell you that for absolute certainty.