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Comey to Congress: President Trump Told Him "I Need Loyalty"

In the statement, Comey said he and Trump dined together privately in January
By The News · 07 of June 2017 13:43:05
FBI Director James Comey, flanked by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, Republican from Iowa, (R), and the committee's ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Democrat from California, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, FBI Director James Comey, flanked by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, Republican from Iowa, (R), and the committee's ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Democrat from California, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster, photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster

WASHINGTON – Former FBI Director James Comey will say in his opening statement to a congressional hearing that President Donald Trump told him, “I need loyalty. I expect loyalty” during a January dinner, according to documents released a day ahead of his planned testimony.

Comey is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence committee Thursday. His prepared statement was released Wednesday afternoon.

In the statement, Comey said he and Trump dined together privately in January. During the meal, he said Trump asked him if he wanted to remain on as FBI director. Comey said he replied that he wanted to serve out his ten-year term and “was not on anybody’s side politically.”

Comey said Trump then made his statement about loyalty. Comey replied that he could offer his honesty, and that when Trump said he wanted “honest loyalty,” Comey answered, Comey paused and said, “You will get that from me.”

Trump abruptly fired Comey last month.

ERIC TUCKER