In the first hour of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on Capitol Hill about the nature and points of interest of his association with President Donald Trump, he called the president a liar twice.
In his introductory statements, Comey flashed outrage at Trump’s portrayal of him as disagreeable among the general population of the FBI, and also the authority was complicated and disorderly.
“Those were lies. Plain and simple,” Comey said straight.
At that point, when asked by Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.) why he wanted to record his meetings with Trump when he didn’t do likewise with past presidents, Comey reacted: “I was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting.”
In the second hour of the hearings and while under addressing from Maine Sen. Angus King (I), Comey specifically questioned three more claims by Trump:
That Comey had looked for the Feb. 14 meeting with Trump to make a request to remain on as FBI chief
That Comey at any point connected with Trump by means of phone
That Trump’s “No, no. Next question” statement about whether he requested that Comey drop the Flynn examination was valid
What you see is a previous FBI chief more than once calling the president a liar – and recognizing that his worries about Trump’s eagerness to twist (or break) reality drove him to more than once record their cooperations.
The Deputy squeeze secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told journalists Thursday in off-camera instruction that “I can definitely say the president is not a liar and frankly I’m insulted by that question.”
This talks not simply to the cracked connection amongst Trump and Comey but additionally to the striking eccentrics of Trump and the courses in which the strangeness of his way to deal with the administration impacts others around him.