Former FBI director James Comey has attended a congressional hearing session to testify about his interactions with Donald Trump, before and after the US president’s inauguration.
Comey appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday for the first time since he was fired in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
“Although the law required no reason at all to fire the FBI director, the administration then chose to defame me and more importantly the FBI by saying that the organization was in disarray,that it was poorly run, that the workforce had lost confidence in its leader,” Comey said.
“Those were lies, plain and simple,” he stated.
“I am so sorry that the FBI workforce had to hear them and that the American people were told that,” Comey added.
He further said, “I don’t think it’s for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to…