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Former FBI Detroit special agent in charge breaks down James Comey's testimony

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies

DETROIT – Former FBI Detroit Special Agent in Charge Andy Arena spoke with Local 4 about former FBI Director James Comey's testimony.

Comey testified Thursday that he orchestrated the leak of accounts of conversations with President Donald Trump because he thought it might lead to the appointment of a special prosecutor to lead the Russia investigation.

He also said the President had demanded his loyalty, pressed him to drop a probe into ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn and repeatedly pressured him to publicly declare that he was not under investigation.

Comey magnified the political crisis engulfing the White House by releasing his opening statement ahead of a blockbuster appearance on Capitol Hill on Thursday. The dramatic document sketched a stunningly detailed account of Comey's intimate meetings with the President, included direct quotes from Trump and revealed the former FBI chief's discomfort with the President's behavior.

You can hear Arena's full breakdown on Comey's testimony in the video posted above.


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