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After Comey Testimony: Sen. Blumenthal Wants To Hear From AG Sessions

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness, File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Hours after former FBI Director James Comey finished his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he wants to hear from Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Whose version of events that led to the firing of former FBI Director James Comey do you believe?
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Whose version of events that led to the firing of former FBI Director James Comey do you believe?

  • President Donald Trump
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  • James Comey
    54%
  • Neither one
    3%
  • Truth is somewhere in between their versions
    19%

Blumenthal attended Thursday’s full hearing, where Comey said President Donald Trump lied about the circumstances of his firing. On Friday morning, Blumenthal will detail the next steps he would like to see in the investigation into possible collusion with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The Democratic senior senator will hold a press conference at 11:15 a.m. Friday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

He will call for public testimony under oath by Sessions as well as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein before the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which Blumenthal is a member.

Related story: Trump lied to American people, Comey tells Senate

In his Senate testimony Thursday, Comey noted that the FBI expected Sessions would recuse himself from the investigation into Russia. “We also were aware of facts that I can’t discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic,” said Comey, who testified for nearly three hours.

In his testimony, Comey, a former Westport resident, said Trump lied to the American public when the president said the FBI had lost confidence in Comey and was in disarray before Trump fired him.

“Those were lies, plain and simple,” Comey said. "I am so sorry the FBI workforce had to hear them."

Click here to read the full transcript of Comey's prepared testimony.

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