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Comey was reportedly interviewed by special counsel investigators in 2017

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Former FBI Director James Comey.

Special counsel investigators reportedly interviewed fired FBI director James Comey last year about the memos he wrote describing meetings with President Donald Trump.

The New York Times has a story on the interviews that relied on information from two people briefed on the matter.

Comey has described the memos in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. The memos said that Trump had asked Comey for his loyalty, had said former national security adviser Michael Flynn was a good guy, and had said he hoped Comey could see his way to letting go of the investigation into Flynn’s contacts with Russians.

The New York Times reported earlier on Tuesday that the special counsel’s office has also interviewed Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions has previously said Trump asked him and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to make a recommendation about Comey in writing. But Sessions would not confirm or deny whether Trump had mentioned the Russian investigation when discussing Comey’s firing.

Rosenstein wrote a memo making the case for Comey’s firing because Sessions had recused himself from the Russia investigation.

Comey was fired on May 9.

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