Trump: Comey lied under oath

President TrumpDonald John TrumpComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Congress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff MORE on Sunday accused former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Trump punts on Stone pardon decision after sentencing Trump decries lack of 'fairness' in Stone trial ahead of sentencing MORE of lying under oath during questioning about anonymous sources.

“Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to [Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyErnst endorses bipartisan Grassley-Wyden bill to lower drug prices Overnight Health Care: Nevada union won't endorse before caucuses after 'Medicare for All' scrap | McConnell tees up votes on two abortion bills | CDC confirms 15th US coronavirus case Mnuchin defends Treasury regulations on GOP tax law 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 McCabeComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Attorney General Barr is in a mess — and has no one to blame but himself Barr to attend Senate GOP lunch on Tuesday MORE.

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsOn the Trail: Senate GOP hopefuls tie themselves to Trump Trump looms as flashpoint in Alabama Senate battle Trump tweets test Attorney General Barr 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) Swan 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.