Fact check: Trump says Comey cleared him. He didn’t

Calvin Woodward
Associated Press

Washington — President Donald Trump is claiming that James Comey cleared him of wrongdoing in testimony to Congress. An AP Fact Check finds that’s not what the fired FBI chief did.

Trump tweeted Friday that Comey’s remarks amounted to “total and complete vindication” of him in the investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

But Comey repeatedly refused to say in the Senate hearing whether he thought Trump had obstructed justice. He suggested that was a matter for the special prosecutor to consider.

With multiple investigations under way, there’s been no vindication.