Oklahoma Senator Questions Former FBI Director - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |


Oklahoma Senator Questions Former FBI Director

Posted: Updated:
Oklahoma Senator James Lankford. Oklahoma Senator James Lankford.
Former FBI Director James Comey. Former FBI Director James Comey.

For the first time, publicly, Oklahoma Senator James Lankford question former FBI director James Comey about the investigation into suspected Russian involvement in our election and the circumstances surrounding Comey's firing.

Lankford asked 19 questions in all - the first few centered around Comey's notes after a contentious meeting with President Donald Trump; others were about how Comey believes Trump tried to meddle with the investigation.

The senator said the former FBI director is in a difficult position.

"You still do carry a tremendous amount of stress," he said to Comey.

Lankford first focused on the whereabouts of Comey's notes after a February meeting with Trump where Comey claims the president asked him to drop the FBI's investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

6/8/2017 Related Story: Former FBI Director James Comey testifies to Congress

"Because they give a very rapid account of what you, what you wrote down and what you perceived happen in those different meetings," he said.

Lankford then asked Comey if he could retrieve the memo he leaked to spur an independent investigation into Flynn.

Comey: "Potentially."
Lankford: "I would like to move that from potential to seeing if we can ask that question. Obviously, those notes are exceptionally important to us."

Lankford asked if anyone connected to the president tried to talk to Comey about Flynn's investigation. Comey said "no," adding the February meeting is the only time he was asked about Flynn.

"If this seems to be something the president is trying to get you to drop it, this seems like a pretty light touch to drop it," he said.

Lankford said it was alarming to hear Comey say Russians did influence our election but added he still wants to learn if any Americans colluded with the Russians to influence the election.

"That were trying to reach back to the Russians and actually engage with that, that was not conclusive today," he said.

At a March 30th meeting, Comey said Trump was frustrated that word of him not being under investigation wasn't being widely shared, but according to Comey, the president told him that if people close to the president are being investigated that Comey should continue to investigate those leads.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.


Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.