Jeff probes dating
Trump critics contended that this encounter appears to be tantamount to an inappropriate pressure on the FBI by the President, an allegation that if proven could have dire consequences for Trump's presidency itself.
Comey's account of this encounter conflicts with Trump's own statements.
"There is a criminal investigation going on of one of the President's top associations ...21, 2008 |Source=[ Jeff Probst] * Uploaded by mangostar |Date=September 21, 20This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.He wrote that his instincts told him that the one-on-one setting and the tone of the conversation meant that Trump was seeking to get him to ask to remain in his job, in an attempt to "create some sort of patronage relationship.""That concerned me greatly, given the FBI's traditionally independent status in the executive branch," Comey wrote.He added that he wrote a memo about the meeting and shared it with the senior leadership of the FBI."This is one man's account of a conversation, it is a set of notes, it's exactly what we expect from James Comey. He is a grand-stander, he likes to be the honest man, he is going to play that role on Thursday," Schlapp said, reflecting the emerging GOP attack against the former FBI director as someone who cannot resist the spotlight.