FBI deputy confirmed to Congress that Comey told him about Trump loyalty pledge: report

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe testified before the House Intelligence Committee that former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyFBI confidence in leaders sank after Comey was fired: report Ex-GOP lawmaker: Strzok hearing 'was a humiliating day' for Republicans Ignore the spin — still no evidence of Trump collusion MORE told him about conversations he had with President TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto Presidential Palace in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' MORE, including Trump’s request for loyalty, according to a new report.

CNN reports that McCabe told lawmakers during his testimony this week that Comey told him about conversations he had with Trump after they occurred. 

McCabe told the committee that Comey also told him about Trump’s request for loyalty, according to CNN’s Manu Raju.

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During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee in June, Comey said that Trump asked him for his loyalty during a January dinner at the White House.

"I need loyalty. I expect loyalty," Trump said, according to Comey.

Comey said he didn't respond to Trump's request, but the president returned to the subject later in the dinner, again repeating that he needed loyalty. Ultimately, Comey allowed that Trump would get "honesty loyalty" from him.

Trump has disputed Comey’s account of the conversation, saying he never asked Comey for his loyalty.

The revelation could mean McCabe can corroborate Comey's account of the conversation.

McCabe faced a nearly eight-hour grilling from the House Intelligence Committee this week as Republicans ramp up their charges that the FBI, Justice Department and special counsel Robert Mueller are biased against Trump. Mueller's team is probing Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, including any connections between Trump's campaign team and Moscow.