Sen. Marco Rubio asks fired FBI director James Comey about his Oval Office meeting with President Trump, where the president allegedly told him he “hoped” he could have the FBI go easy on fired national security adviser Mike Flynn, and his other interactions with the president during the investigation into the 2016 election.
Earlier in the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Comey said Trump did not ask him to end the Russia investigation as a whole. He also said he believed he was fired by Trump because of the Russia investigation.
Rubio marveled at how many leaks have occurred during the Trump-Russia investigation, saying “we’ve learned more from the newspapers sometimes than we do from our open hearings.”
“Do you ever wonder why, of all the things in this investigation, the only thing that’s never been leaked is the fact that the president was not personally under investigation, despite the fact that Democrats and Republicans and the leadership of Congress knew that and have known that for weeks?” he asked.