WASHINGTON D.C. – All eyes were on Washington this morning as former FBI Director James Comey delivered highly anticipated testimony before a senate committee.
Senators Susan Collins and Angus King are among the members of the Senate Intelligence Committee looking into Russia’s alleged involvement in the U.S. Presidential election. Also questioning whether President Trump tried to squash the investigating before firing Comey last month.
Senator Collins said “You mentioned that from your very first meeting with the president you decided to write a memo memorializing the conversation. What was it about that very first meeting that made you write a memo when you had not done that with two previous presidents?”
Where Comey replied “As I said, a combination of things: a gut feeling as an important overlay, but the circumstances (that I was alone), the subject matter, and the nature of the person that I was interacting with and my read of that person. And really just a gut feel laying on top of all of that that this is going to be important to protect this organization that I make records of this.”
President Trump has denied allegations that he sought to pressure Comey or influence the Russia investigation in anyway.
ABC News will have much more on today’s testimony after this broadcast.