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Trump lawyer: Comey remarks leave Trump feeling 'totally vindicated'

Former FBI Director James Comey hasn't given his much-anticipated testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee yet, but after looking at the opening statement by Comey released ahead of Thursday's hearing, President Trump's personal attorney is claiming an early victory.

"The president is pleased that Mr. Comey has finally publicly confirmed his private reports that the president was not under investigation in any Russian probe," Trump's lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, said in a statement. "The president feels completely and totally vindicated. He is eager to continue to move forward with his agenda."

Trump wrote in Comey's termination letter that the FBI director had told him three different times he was not under investigation, and Kasowitz is referring to three different sections of Comey's statement where he mentions talking to Trump about the investigation. Kasowitz said did not comment on any of Comey's other revelations, like Trump asking how to "lift the cloud" that was the Russia investigation or Trump emphatically telling him he "had not been involved with hookers in Russia."