5 Takeaways From James Comey's Testimony

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(Photo: REUTERS/Jim Bourg)Former FBI Director James Comey is seated prior to testifying before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2017.

Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

A polarizing figure, Comey garnered controversy for actions he took both before and after the 2016 election, eventually being fired by President Donald Trump earlier this year.

Here are five takeaways from Comey's testimony, including his views on why he was fired and his leaking of memos following his dismissal.

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