Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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Former FBI Director James Comey testified to the House Oversight and Judiciary committees Friday that he was concerned in late 2016 “that there appeared to be in the media a number of stories that might have been based on communications reporters or nonreporters like Rudy Giuliani were having with people in the [FBI’s] New York field office.”

The Wall Street Journal first noted the exchange in a report Saturday night. Read Comey’s testimony about Giuliani below: 

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The House Judiciary and Oversight committees on Saturday released a transcript of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the committee the previous day. The President responded Sunday morning:

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Sometimes, political reporting is fun. The process of electing our leaders brings out all sorts of colorful characters: too-eager canvassers, mountebank consultants, conspiratorial locals, clueless federales, legendary ratfuckers, and, when we’re lucky, criminals so brazen that they bring a note of much-needed levity to the circus.

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