Tomorrow, former FBI director James Comey will testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. This afternoon, the committee released Comey's prepared testimony—a seven-page document full of crucial details about his interactions with President Donald Trump. The meaty testimony includes an episode where Trump reportedly told Comey "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty."
Oh, and one other pee-ticular detail stands out. Comey wrote:
On the morning of March 30, the President called me at the FBI. He described the Russia investigation as “a cloud” that was impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country. He said he had nothing to do with Russia, had not been involved with hookers in Russia, and had always assumed he was being recorded when in Russia. He asked what we could do to “lift the cloud.” I responded that we were investigating the matter as quickly as we could, and that there would be great benefit, if we didn’t find anything, to our having done the work well. He agreed, but then re-emphasized the problems this was causing him.