Comey: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is 'overwhelmed and overmatched by the job'

Jeff Sessions.
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Former FBI Director James Comey recalls in his new book A Higher Loyalty the moment he knew Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn't have his back.

During a meeting on Feb. 14, 2017, in the Oval Office, President Trump asked Sessions to leave so he could talk to Comey about the FBI's investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Comey, who shared details of the conversation last year in front of the Senate, said Trump told him Flynn is "a good guy," adding, "I hope you can let this go."

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