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Live updates: Comey testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee

Former FBI director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. Comey's prepared remarks were released on Wednesday, in which he describes his conversations with President Donald Trump. "I need loyalty," Trump said to Comey, according to those remarks. Globe writers are tweeting live throughout the hearing. Follow their updates and commentary in the stream below.

  • Everything you need to know about Comey’s testimony now that it’s over

    Anush Elbakyan, Video producer 6/8/2017 7:43:07 PM
  • Former FBI director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, during which time senators asked Comey about his firing by President Donald Trump and conversations with the president that preceded Comey's dismissal. They also asked questions about the ongoing Russia investigation. During the hearing, Comey said he ochestrated the leak of memos to prompt a special counsel appointment, and said the president "defamed" him after he was fired.
     
    Full Comey coverage:
     
    Katie McLeod, BostonGlobe... 6/8/2017 12:38:16 PM
  • Fired FBI director Comey’s testimony puts spotlight on Trump - The Boston Globe

    In a hugely anticipated hearing, fired FBI director James Comey will recount a series of conversations with President Donald Trump that he says made him deeply uneasy.
    Katie McLeod, BostonGlobe... 6/8/2017 1:41:24 PM
  • The hottest ticket in town? The James Comey hearing

    There was a long line to get into the Comey hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday.
    Katie McLeod, BostonGlobe... 6/8/2017 1:42:02 PM
  • As the clock ticks down to former FBI director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, here’s a look at five gripping moments in the history of Congressional hearings. (Brian White, Globe Staff)
     

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    Katie McLeod, BostonGlobe... 6/8/2017 1:59:45 PM
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  • Read Comey's prepared opening statement, which was released on Wednesday: 
     

    Read James Comey’s opening statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee

    Read the full text of former FBI director James Comey’s testimony, slated to be delivered tomorrow.
    Katie McLeod, BostonGlobe... 6/8/2017 2:06:32 PM
  • Former FBI director James Comey has arrived in the Senate hearing room for the long-awaited testimony about interactions with President Trump, the AP reports.
    Katie McLeod, BostonGlobe... 6/8/2017 2:10:09 PM
  • Former FBI director James Comey arrives to testify during a US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing in Washington, D.C., on June 8. (AFP/Getty Images)
     
    Katie McLeod, BostonGlobe... 6/8/2017 2:18:09 PM
  • Ousted FBI director Comey: Shifting explanations of my firing confused and concerned me -- AP.
    Katie McLeod, BostonGlobe... 6/8/2017 2:26:33 PM
  • Comey: Trump administration chose to "defame" me and FBI using "lies, plain and simple" -- AP.
    Katie McLeod, BostonGlobe... 6/8/2017 2:33:10 PM
  • Updates from the AP:
     
    10:25 a.m.
    James Comey says President Donald Trump’s administration spread ‘‘lies, plain and simple’’ and ‘‘defamed’’ him and the FBI.
    The former FBI director opened his Senate testimony Thursday by stating that the administration’s explanations for his firing confused and concerned him. He didn’t say what the lies were.
    The ousted FBI director says at the start of his high-profile Senate hearing that President Donald Trump had repeatedly told him he was doing a great job. Comey says he told the president he planned to serve out his full 10-year term.
    Comey is testifying before the Senate intelligence committee. His remarks are his first public statements since his firing on May 9, which came as he was leading an FBI investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.
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    10:20 a.m.
    Former FBI director James Comey says that shifting explanations of his firing confused and concerned him.
    The ousted FBI director says at the start of his high-profile Senate hearing that President Donald Trump had repeatedly told him he was doing a great job. Comey says he told the president he planned to serve out his full 10-year term.
    Comey says he was ‘‘confused’’ by the explanation that his decisions during the 2016 election was the reason he was fired by Trump.
    Katie McLeod, BostonGlobe... 6/8/2017 2:39:24 PM
  • With Bush and Obama, Comey didn't feel the need to document conversations. Not so with @realDonaldTrump #ComeyHearing
  • Comey says he believed Trump was "looking to get something in exchange for granting my request to stay in the job" -- AP
    Katie McLeod, BostonGlobe... 6/8/2017 2:50:14 PM
  • Katie McLeod, BostonGlobe... 6/8/2017 2:51:25 PM
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    Katie McLeod, BostonGlobe... 6/8/2017 2:52:02 PM
  • The latest on developments involving fired FBI Director James Comey from the AP:
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    10:25 a.m.
    James Comey says President Donald Trump’s administration spread ‘‘lies, plain and simple’’ and ‘‘defamed’’ him and the FBI.
    The former FBI director opened his Senate testimony Thursday by stating that the administration’s explanations for his firing confused and concerned him.
    The ousted FBI director says at the start of his high-profile Senate hearing that President Donald Trump had repeatedly told him he was doing a great job. Comey says he told the president he planned to serve out his full 10-year term.
    Comey is testifying before the Senate intelligence committee. His remarks are his first public statements since his firing on May 9, which came as he was leading an FBI investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.
     
    Katie McLeod, BostonGlobe... 6/8/2017 2:54:50 PM
  • The latest on developments involving fired FBI Director James Comey from the AP:
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    10:35 a.m.
    Former FBI Director James Comey says that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch urged him to refer to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails a ‘‘matter’’ instead of an ‘‘investigation.’’
    Comey says in his Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that he was confused by the request and it was one of the reasons he felt the need to publicly announce his findings in the Clinton email case.
    Comey says the other major factor was Lynch’s meeting with former President Bill Clinton on the tarmac of an Arizona airport. Comey says he had to announce his findings to protect the credibility of the FBI and the Justice Department.
    Katie McLeod, BostonGlobe... 6/8/2017 2:55:04 PM
  • The latest on developments involving fired FBI Director James Comey from the AP:
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    10:40 a.m.
    Former FBI Director James Comey says he was concerned Donald Trump would ‘‘lie’’ about the nature of his first conversation with him.
    Comey says Trump’s behavior was new to him and led him to think, ‘‘I gotta write it down and I gotta write it down in a very detailed way.’’
    During the meeting, Trump asked if he personally was under investigation. Comey says he told him he was not at that time.
    Trump fired Comey in May. At the time, Comey was leading an investigation into Russia’s election meddling and ties with the Trump campaign.
    Katie McLeod, BostonGlobe... 6/8/2017 2:55:20 PM
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