Behind the scenes at ex-FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony

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Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before Congress on Thursday, June 8, 2017, about his conversations with President Donald Trump and the investigation into possible interference into the 2016 U.S. presidential election by the Russians.

Former FBI Director James Comey arrives to testify
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Former FBI director James Comey takes his seat at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  Comey is expected to recount a series of interactions with President Donald Trump in the weeks before his firing.

Attendees wait outside the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing
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Former FBI Director James Comey arrives to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on  June 8, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Senators will ask Comey about his interactions with President Donald Trump before he was fired in May.

Media enter the hearing for former FBI Director
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Attendees wait outside the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing room ahead of testimony by former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Comey in prepared remarks to the committee said  President Donald Trump sought his loyalty and urged him to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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Media enter the hearing for former FBI Director James Comey's appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017.

People wade through a security line before a
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The name placard for former FBI Director James Comey is placed at the witness table ahead of testimony in the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing room on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Photographers  await the arrival of former FBI
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People wade through a security line before a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee with ousted FBI director James Comey on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

The media line up outside the room where
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Photographers  await the arrival of former FBI Director James Comey before his much-anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, 2017. His remarks are his first public statements since his firing on May 9, which came as he was leading an FBI investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Members of the public wait in line to
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The media line up outside the room where former FBI Director James Comey is about to deliver his much-anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, 2017. Senators will ask Comey about his interactions with President Donald Trump before he was fired in May.

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A long line stretches down the hall outside
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Members of the public wait to enter the hearing room where former FBI Director James Comey will testify during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on June 8, 2017. Comey's remarks are his first since he was fired.

Photographers set up cameras and prepare for the
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A long line stretches down the hall outside the room where Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017. Comey's written statement released ahead of his testimony said Trump had described the Russia investigation as a "cloud" that was interfering with his job.

Comey is testifying that Trump urged him to back off from his investigation into Michael Flynn's contacts with Russians.

A man takes a photograph of the witness
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Photographers set up cameras and prepare for the arrival of former FBI Director James Comey who was slated to deliver his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, 2017.

The public lines up outside the room where
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A man takes a photograph of the witness microphone in the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing room ahead of testimony by former FBI Director James Comey in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Remote cameras are set up in the Senate
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The public lines up outside the room where former FBI Director James Comey is about to deliver his much-anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, 2017.

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The microphone and countdown clock that former FBI
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Remote cameras are set up in the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing room ahead of testimony by former  FBI Director James Comey on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Comey is testifying that President Donald Trump urged him to back off from his investigation into Michael Flynn's contacts with Russians.

U.S. Capitol police officers stand inside the Senate
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The microphone and countdown clock that former FBI Director James Comey will use while testifiying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill on June 8, 2017.

Preparations are made before former FBI Director James
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U.S. Capitol police officers stand inside the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing room ahead of testimony by former FBI Director James Comey in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

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Preparations are made before former FBI Director James Comey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 8, 2017.

Senators' placards sit on a table ahead of
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A staff member shows a U.S. Capitol police officer how to tie a bow-tie while waiting in line before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing with former FBI Director James Comey in  Washington, D.C., June 8, 2017.

U.S. Capitol police officers stand outside the Senate
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Senators' placards sit on a table ahead of testimony by former FBI Director James Comey in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Television cameras stand outside the Senate Intelligence Committee
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U.S. Capitol police officers stand outside the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing room ahead of testimony by former FBI Director James Comey in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

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