Here’s a look at the news for June 9.
Utah officials react to Comey testimony
Utah’s members of Congress offered a wide-range of reactions to former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on Thursday, according to the Deseret News.
Comey, who appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee, testified that he felt President Donald Trump directed him to drop any investigations into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. He also said there was no doubt Russia interfered with the U.S. election, according to the Deseret News.
Utah Rep. Chris Stewart said there weren’t any significant takeaways from the testimony.
"I would say the most significant thing was there wasn't a significant thing," he said, according to the Deseret News.
Stewart also said he’s been frustrated with Comey because of the memos he wrote that detailed his relationship with Trump, the Deseret News reported.
"It's a little bit like, 'Well, yeah, I was fired as FBI director, but Donald Trump was a liar, and I knew he was a liar and I had to take memos on it,'" Stewart said. "It just seems a little bit contrived to me now looking back in hindsight."
Read more at the Deseret News.
Member of Gary Ott’s family speaks publicly about health concerns
Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott’s sister recently spoke out publicly about her brother’s current health status and the state of his staff, the Deseret News reported.
His sister, Kathy Chamberlain, said she felt Ott’s staff has been “manipulating” him so that they could keep their jobs.
Chamberlain specifically directed her comments at his chief deputy, Julie Dole, and office aide Karen Sanone.
"To say you have no personal knowledge of his health conditions is laughable," Chamberlain wrote. "Don't insult people with that ridiculous lie. He is a pawn in the middle of two powerful, deceiving, greedy women! His reputation and the many good things he has done in office will be destroyed because of you."
Read more at the Deseret News.
Theresa May looks to form new government
British Prime Minister Theresa May is looking to create a new government just hours after voters dealt her political party a huge blow, according to CNN.
On Thursday, voters across the U.K. placed faith in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, reducing May’s Conservative Party’s majority in Parliament, CNN reported.
May called for a snap election three years ahead of schedule because she felt the public polls placed her in a strong position to keep the majority of Parliament, CNN reported.
"The result also plunges Britain's exit from the European Union into possible chaos, with Brexit talks — due to start in 10 day's time — likely to be delayed and May's personal authority undermined," according to CNN.
May will meet with Queen Elizabeth II to ask permission to form the new government, CNN reported.
Read more at CNN.
Trump responds to Comey trial
President Donald Trump finally responded to former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on Thursday in a series of tweets the following morning.
Trump — who was inexplicably quiet during the testament, according to The Washington Post — called Comey a "leaker" in his series of tweets.
Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...and WOW, Comey is a leaker!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2017
Trump’s comments come after his lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, rejected Comey’s allegations the president directed him to drop the Michael Flynn investigation, BBC reported.
"Today, Mr. Comey admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorised disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the president," Kasowitz said. "We will leave it to the appropriate authorities to determine whether these leaks should be investigated along with all the other leaks that are being investigated."
Trailer for new Pixar film
Disney-Pixar released its official trailer for the upcoming film "Coco," which tells the tale of a young boy trying to become like his musician idol and becoming more acquainted with his own family history.