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Comey confirms Trump was not under investigation while he was FBI director

Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday regarding the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether President Trump interfered in the probe. Under questioning from Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho), Comey directly confirmed that President Trump himself was not under investigation while Comey was at the helm of the FBI.

"The president of the United States was not under investigation," Risch said, looking for confirmation. "That's correct," Comey replied, specifying that Trump was not under investigation while Comey was the director of the FBI.

Trump abruptly fired Comey in early May. In his letter to Comey informing him he'd been fired, Trump wrote that Comey had informed him "on three separate occasions" that he was not under investigation.