Comey-Trump timeline: Chuck Todd explains everything you need to know about in less than two minutes
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd walked through the timeline of President Donald Trump, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey given the most recent revelations.
On Dec 29, 2016, the Obama administration officially imposed the sanctions on Russia in response to the hacking of the U.S. election.
“That very same day, Michael Flynn discusses the sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak,” Todd noted.
Jan. 6, 2017 Comey went to New York to brief Trump personally on the Russian interference in the election and then separately he talked to Trump about the dossier that alleged Trump hired prostitutes in Russia to defile a bed former President Barack Obama had slept in.
“Here, Comey says to the president-elect for the very first time … there’s no open intelligence case on him,” Todd continued. “He then begins documenting every interaction he has.”
Jan 10, 2017, BuzzFeed released the controversial dossier that Comey briefed Trump on.
Jan. 24, 2017, the FBI interviewed Flynn at the White House.
“Two days later, Jan. 26 and 27, 2017 acting Attorney General Sally Yates meets with White House counsel about the calls with Kislyak,” Todd continued. “The next night, Jan. 27 at a White House dinner, the president says ‘I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.'”
Jan. 30, 2017, Trump fired Yates.
“Then Michael Flynn resigns after it is reported he misled the vice president about his conversations with Kislyak. The next day, Comey says the president told him, ‘I hope you can see your way clear of letting this go.’ Meaning the Flynn investigation,” Todd continued.
March 20, 2017, Comey publicly confirmed that the FBI is investigating whether associates of the Trump campaign and Trump transition colluded with Russia
“March 30, Comey claims Mr. Trump says if there were satellite associates of his who did something wrong, it would be good to find that out,” Todd recalled.
April 11, 2017, Comey revealed that the president again asked if he was under investigation for the Russian ties. Comey again told the president that he was not. “I’ve been very loyal to you. Very loyal. We had that thing, you know,” Comey said that Trump told him.
May 3, 2017, Comey testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and used the infamous phrase, “mildly nauseous.”
Watch the full walk through below:
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