Former FBI Director James Comey hinted at another potentially explosive story during his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden (D) prompted Comey with a question about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who earlier this year recused himself from the probe into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia. Sessions on multiple occasions met with the Russian ambassador during the presidential campaign.
"In your statement you said that you and the FBI leadership team decided not to discuss the president's actions with Attorney General Sessions," Wyden began. "Even though he had not recused himself. What was it about the attorney general's own interactions with the Russians, or his behavior with regard to the investigation, that would have led the entire leadership team of the FBI to make this decision?"
Comey replied that the FBI knew Sessions was going to recuse himself but added cryptically, "We were also aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic." Watch below. Jeva Lange