James Comey - Page 5
Fired FBI director James Comey delivers opening statement in highly anticipated Senate hearing. James Comey is delivering his opening statement in Thursday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, which addresses encounters in which he says President Trump pressed him to pledge his loyalty and drop the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russia. The committee posted Comey's explosive seven-page statement on its website yesterday afternoon. His written testimony described several different contacts he had with Trump, including a Jan. 27 dinner where he said the president told him, "I need loyalty. I expect loyalty."
Comey documented Trump conversations over concerns that 'he might lie about the nature of our meeting". During Thursday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, the committee's vice chairman, Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, asked the former FBI director why he felt compelled to keep a written record of conversations with Trump. Comey cited "The nature of the person" and added, "I was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting." Ref. USAToday.