Comey's Prepared Testimony Is Leaked a Day Before He Testifies

Former FBI Director James Comey in 2014. (Brookings Institution / CC 2.0)

By Common Dreams staff / Common Dreams

Former FBI Director James Comey in 2014. (Brookings Institution / CC 2.0)

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A day before his scheduled public testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, what appears to be former FBI Director James Comey’s prepared written “statement for the record” surfaced online Wednesday afternoon and was rapidly being shared among journalists and on social media.

As news outlets were combing through the document for salient details, the URL address of the document indicated it was uploaded to the official website of the Intelligence Committee. NBC News reports the committee, chaired by Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, released the testimony.

Speaking on MSNBC, chief legal correspondent Ari Melber described the statement as an “extraordinary piece of testimony” that includes “explicit” details about Comey’s interactions with President Donald Trump.

View the original document here. An alternative version has been uploaded here.

And the seven-page written testimony has been reproduced in full below:

Common Dreams staff / Common Dreams

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