Comey: I Take Trump at His Word that I Was Fired Because of the Russia Probe

‘Maybe he is saying something that’s not true but I take it on his word as I know now’


FEINSTEIN: "Why do you believe you were fired?"
COMEY: "I guess I don’t know for sure. I believe the pre -- I take the president at his word that I was fired because of the Russia investigation. Something about the way I was conducting on it, the president felt it created pressure on him that he wanted relieved. Again, I didn’t know that at the time. But I watched his interview, I've read the press accounts of his conversation, so I take him at his word there. Now look, I could be wrong, maybe he is saying something that’s not true, but I take it on his word, at least based on what I know now."

Video files
Audio files
Similar stories
Jen Psaki: I Don’t Think We Should Take Trump or His Supporters at Their Word He’s Not Going To Fire Mueller
Chris Ruddy Gets Rowdy with Andrea Mitchell: ‘No Evidence’ Trump Ever ‘Tried To Stop’ Russia Probe
NBC’s Welker: Trump’s Tweet on Huma Abedin ‘Underscores’ Extent to Which the Russia Probe Is Getting Under His Skin
Coons: ‘I Am Concerned’ Trump’s Willing to Take the Word of a ‘Strongman’ Over Our Intel Community
Rep. Kinzinger: ‘I Do Hope President-Elect Trump Stands up to Russia’