• 'He said nothing': James Comey says Jeff Sessions left him on his own when he pleaded for Sessions to step between him and Trump

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    James Comey's new book describes attempts to defend himself from what he saw as inappropriate meetings with President Donald Trump.
    Comey, who was fired as FBI director in May, said Trump asked him to meet privately twice and seemed to lean on him for political advantage.
    Comey said he asked Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, to "be between me and the president."
    He said Sessions responded by not meeting his gaze, darting his eyes around, and letting Comey know he was on his own.
    James Comey has accused Attorney General Jeff Sessions of shirking the responsibility of standing up to...
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  • James Comey on Apple and Google's Data Encryption: They ‘Drove Me Crazy'

    James Comey on Apple and Google's Data Encryption: They ‘Drove Me Crazy'

    9 days ago - By Fortune

    Former FBI Director James Comey isn't only talking about President Donald Trump in his new memoir, A Higher Loyalty .
    In a discussion on encryption and data security, Comey said that Apple and Google's decision in 2014 to encrypt their mobile devices to improve user privacy angered the former FBI Director. He wrote in the book that the decision “drove me crazy.” He added that Silicon Valley didn't engage in “true listening” with the FBI and said executives “don't see the darkness the FBI sees.”
    “I found it appalling that the tech types couldn't see this,” he wrote. “I would frequently joke...
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  • 'He swung an election': Kellyanne Conway appears to slip up and credits Comey with Trump's win

    'He swung an election': Kellyanne Conway appears to slip up and credits Comey with Trump's win

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Kellyanne Conway, a top counselor to President Donald Trump, said that former FBI Director James Comey "swung" the 2016 election in Trump's favor.
    Conway's comment, referring to Comey's October 2016 announcement that the FBI had reopened its investigation into Trump's rival, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, contradicts the White House's longstanding position.
    Conway reversed her argument later on Monday morning, arguing that Comey isn't capable of swinging an election.
    Kellyanne Conway, a top counselor to President Donald Trump, said that former FBI Director James Comey...
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