President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE on Sunday accused former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyGiuliani told investigators it was OK to 'throw a fake' during campaign DOJ watchdog unable to determine if FBI fed Giuliani information ahead of 2016 election Biden sister has book deal, set to publish in April MORE of lying under oath during questioning about anonymous sources.
“Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to [Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyGrassley calls for federal prosecutor to probe botched FBI Nassar investigation Woman allegedly abused by Nassar after he was reported to FBI: 'I should not be here' Democrat rips Justice for not appearing at US gymnastics hearing 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.”
Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to Senator G when asked “have you ever been an anonymous source...or known someone else to be an anonymous source...?” He said strongly “never, no.” He lied as shown clearly on @foxandfriends.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2018
The president on Saturday accused Comey of “lies” and “leaks” related to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeAndrew McCabe says Nassar case represents 'worst dereliction of duty' he's seen at FBI Capitol Police warning of potential for violence during rally backing rioters: report McCabe says law enforcement should take upcoming right-wing rally 'very seriously' MORE.
Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsOvernight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability Stanford professors ask DOJ to stop looking for Chinese spies at universities in US Overnight Energy & Environment — Democrats detail clean electricity program 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) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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.