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Trump: Comey lied under oath

President TrumpDonald John TrumpCorker: US must determine responsibility in Saudi journalist's death Five takeaways from testy Heller-Rosen debate in Nevada Dem senator calls for US action after 'preposterous' Saudi explanation MORE on Sunday accused former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyFormer FBI lawyer speaks with House lawmakers on Rosenstein, 2016 Emmet Flood steps in as White House counsel following McGahn departure McGahn departs as White House counsel MORE of lying under oath during questioning about anonymous sources.

“Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to [Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyGOP plays hardball in race to confirm Trump's court picks Trump officials ratchet up drug pricing fight Dems angered by GOP plan to hold judicial hearings in October MORE (R-Iowa)] when asked ‘have you ever been an anonymous source...or known someone else to be an anonymous source...?’” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“He said strongly ‘never, no.’ He lied as shown clearly on @foxandfriends.” 

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The president on Saturday accused Comey of “lies” and “leaks” related to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeFBI investigated media leak of McCabe comment about Flynn and Trump Clinton's security clearance withdrawn at her request Rod Rosenstein must recuse himself MORE.

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsBeto O'Rourke on impeachment: 'There is enough there to proceed' Rosenstein to appear for House interview next week Emmet Flood steps in as White House counsel following McGahn departure MORE said Friday that he fired McCabe, accusing the bureau’s No. 2 official of leaking information to the media and deceiving congressional investigators. The dismissal has roiled Washington, D.C., and a senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee called for a hearing over the White House's attacks on the Department of Justice and the FBI.

Trump fired Comey last May in a move that triggered the appointment of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE to investigate Russia's election meddling and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Comey told a Senate panel last year that shortly after he was dismissed, he authorized "a close friend" to leak the contents of a memo to the press in order to prompt a special counsel investigation.

"I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter," Comey said. "I didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel."

Comey also told senators that Trump repeatedly tried to influence the FBI’s investigation into Russia's election interference. 

He detailed multiple contacts with Trump, including a White House dinner during which Comey said Trump told him that he needed and expected his loyalty.