Trump: Comey lied under oath

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE on Sunday accused former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyDemocrats fear Russia interference could spoil bid to retake Senate Book: FBI sex crimes investigator helped trigger October 2016 public probe of Clinton emails Trump jabs at FBI director over testimony on Russia, antifa MORE of lying under oath during questioning about anonymous sources.

“Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to [Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyGardner signals support for taking up Supreme Court nominee this year Grassley, Ernst pledge to 'evaluate' Trump's Supreme Court nominee McConnell digs in on vow to fill Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat 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 McCabeGraham: Comey to testify about FBI's Russia probe, Mueller declined invitation Barr criticizes DOJ in speech declaring all agency power 'is invested in the attorney general' GOP votes to authorize subpoenas, depositions in Obama-era probe MORE.

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsGOP set to release controversial Biden report Trump's policies on refugees are as simple as ABCs Ocasio-Cortez, Velázquez call for convention to decide Puerto Rico status 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 (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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.