Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) responded to former FBI Director James Comey’s opening statement ahead of his anticipated testimony to Congress Thursday, saying women can relate to him not wanting to be alone with President Trump.
“So Comey told Jeff Sessions he didn’t want to be alone with Trump,” the Democratic congresswoman tweeted Wednesday. “Women across the country can relate.”
So Comey told Jeff Sessions he didn’t want to be alone with Trump. Women across the country can relate.
— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) June 7, 2017
The Hill added:
“Waters was referring to the president’s controversial history with allegations of sexual assault. Multiple women spoke out last year against Trump, accusing him of sexual assault after he was heard talking about groping and kissing women without their consent in a leaked 2005 “Access Hollywood” video.
Comey said in his testimony he told Attorney General Jeff Sessions he wanted to “prevent any future direct communication between the president and me.””
The former FBI director will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. Comey will confirm reports saying the president urged him to “let go” of the FBI probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.