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CNN reporter: Trump lawyer celebrated Comey statement

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A CNN reporter said President Trump’s outside counsel, Marc Kasowitz, was seen celebrating Wednesday night at the Trump International Hotel in Washington after former FBI Director James Comey’s prepared testimony was published.

“I’m told Kasowitz seen at Trump hotel last night celebrating, buying cigars, saying: ‘We won… it’s clear Trump didn’t do anything wrong,’” CNN correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted Thursday. 

 

 

{mosads}Kasowitz did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment. 

Trump and his allies claim that Comey’s prepared testimony “vindicated” the president because the former director said he told the president he was not a subject of a counterintelligence investigation. 

In the same vein, the Republican National Committee touted a tweet from Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro, who wrote, “Comey says Trump didn’t ask him to stop the Russian investigation. There goes the leftist narrative.”

 

 

In his letter informing Comey of his firing, Trump said the director told him three times he was not the subject of any investigation. 

Comey told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday that the president was not under investigation while he was director. But he added that he is “sure” that special counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice.

Trump hasn’t appeared on CNN since August 2016, often publicly criticizing the network and calling it “fake news.”

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