Comey: I have serious doubts about Trump's credibility whether under oath or not

Comey: I have serious doubts about Trump's credibility whether under oath or not
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Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyBiden sister has book deal, set to publish in April Mystery surrounds Justice's pledge on journalist records NYT publisher: DOJ phone records seizure a 'dangerous incursion' on press freedom MORE said during an interview on Sunday he has serious doubts about President TrumpDonald TrumpMajority of Americans in new poll say it would be bad for the country if Trump ran in 2024 ,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Liz Cheney says her father is 'deeply troubled' about the state of the Republican Party MORE's credibility whether he is under oath or not. 

"I have serious doubts about his credibility," Comey told NBC's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press." 

"Whether he were under oath or not?" Todd asked. 

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"Correct," Comey responded. "And sometimes people who have serious credibility problems can tell the truth when they realize that the consequences of not telling the truth in an interview or in the grand jury would be dire. But you'd have to go in with a healthy sense that he might lie to you." 

Comey, who was fired by Trump last year, is in the process of promoting his new book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership."

The president fired Comey last May, purportedly due to his handling of the probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of State. But Trump later acknowledged that the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election also factored into his decision. 

Trump has repeatedly called Comey a liar and a leaker for authorizing the disclosure of personal memos detailing his interactions with the president.