Key moments from James Comey testimony on Trump, Russia probe

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Comey's opening statement at Senate hearing, says Trump admin spread "lies" about him and FBI (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Some key moments from former FBI director James Comey's testimony Thursday:

INTRODUCTION

Arrival for the Senate intelligence hearing:
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Former FBI director James Comey arrives for testimony

MEETING PRIVATELY WITH THE PRESIDENT:

On breaking a date with his wife to have dinner with President Trump:
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Fmr. FBI Director James Comey testifies that he broke a date with his wife to have dinner with President Trump



On why he documented meeting with President Trump: "I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting."
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Former FBI director James Comey testifies about his private meeting with President Trump



On what he thought President Trump wanted during their private meeting: "He's looking to get something in exchange for granting my request to stay in the job."
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Former FBI director James Comey testifies he thought during a January dinner with President Donald Trump that the president was "looking to get something" in exchange for allowing him to stay on as FBI director.

PRESIDENT TRUMP AND MICHAEL FLYNN:

On President Trump's comments about Flynn: "I took it as, this is what he wants me to do."
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Fmr. FBI Director James Comey testifies about whether he believes President Trump was trying to obstruct justice in the Michael Flynn investigation



On what he thought President Trump meant by, "I hope you can let (the Flynn matter) go:"
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Former FBI director James Comey says he took "as a direction" President Donald Trump's remark that he hoped Comey would drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

COMEY'S CREDIBILITY:

On why he should be believed rather than President Trump:
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Fmr. FBI Director James Comey testifies about why the committees should believe him and not Trump.



On why he shared his memo on the conversation with President Trump with a friend:
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Fmr. FBI Director James Comey explains how word that he documented his conversations with Trump in memos got into the news.

SECRET TAPES:

On whether tapes of his meeting with President Trump exist:
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James Comey talks about tweeting from the president alluding to whether their conversations were secretly taped.



On whether he cares: "Release all the tapes. I'm good with it."
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Fired FBI Director James Comey says, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes," of his conversations with President Donald Trump.

RUSSIA:

On whether there was Russian election interference:
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Fmr. FBI Director James Comey testifies that the Russians interfered with the 2016 election.



On Russia's possible ongoing interference: "They will be back."
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James Comey explains why the Russia probe is important to all Americans.


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