The latest: Dissecting Former FBI Director James Comey's testimony

The latest: Dissecting Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony

People around the world continue to dissect one of those highly anticipated Capitol Hill hearings in recent memory.

Former FBI Director James Comey spoke bluntly and under oath Thursday afternoon.

Comey explained why he believes President Donald Trump attempted to meddle in the FBI investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Comey also accused the president of lying.

CBS 58's David Ade was the only local area reporter in Washington DC.

One big takeaway that's resonating on both sides of the aisle - former FBI Director James Comey says there's no doubt Russians interfered with last year's election and says they'll do it again. There's lots more Comey also revealed.

"This is a pivotal hearing in our investigation."

Highly anticipated since his firing, Former FBI Director James Comey stepped in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday morning.

"Do you believe Donald Trump colluded with Russia?"

"It's a question I don't think I should answer in an open setting."

Balking at that question and on whether he believes President Trump obstructed justice during an oval office meeting.

"I don't think it is for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct, I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning, but that is a conclusion I'm sure a special counsel will work towards."

Comey said he believes in that meeting President Trump tried to pressure him into dropping an investigation into Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. 

Comey also revealed he kept unclassified records of every private interaction with President Trump and said he had a friend leak the memo from that oval office meeting in hopes of forcing a special prosecutor. 

"I thought was perhaps, the most explosive portion of the hearing," said Senator Marco Rubio.

Comey also said some media reports citing classified information were false.

And that Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch asked him not to use the word "investigation" when talking about Hilary Clinton's private email server.

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is in DC and was in a large meeting with President Trump after the Comey testimony.

Farrow says President Trump did not talk about the testimony and was focused on business. 

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