Comey accuses Trump administration of ‘lies’

Fired FBI Director James Comey on Thursday accused the Trump administration of defaming him and telling “lies” in impassioned testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The White House’s shifting rationale for his dismissal “confused” the former director, he said, adding that it was the administration’s subsequent statements that the FBI was in “disarray” that moved him to speak.

“The administration chose to defame me and, more importantly, the FBI by saying that the organization was in disarray, that it was poorly run,” Comey told a rapt hearing room.

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“Those were lies, plain and simple.”

–This breaking news report will be updated.

 

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