Trump: I never asked Comey for personal loyalty

Trump: I never asked Comey for personal loyalty
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' MORE in a tweet early Sunday denied asking former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyEXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency Russia docs order sets Trump on collision with intel community Dem lawmaker jabs Trump call for transparency by asking for his tax returns MORE for loyalty.  

The president was responding to a claim made by Comey that Trump asked the former FBI director for personal loyalty after the inauguration. 

"I need loyalty. I expect loyalty," the president said, according to Comey. 


The issue is also addressed in Comey's upcoming book “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership." 

Trump ripped the book in other tweets on Sunday. 





Comey compared Trump to a mob boss in the book, writing that Trump sought loyalty “like Sammy the Bull’s Cosa Nostra induction ceremony,” a reference to the infamous mob boss. 

The former FBI director also writes that the president asked Comey to probe an alleged tape detailing one of the most salacious parts of the dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.