During a private dinner in January, Trump asked Comey for his loyalty, according to a recent report from the New York Times.
He did not like the answer Comey gave. Comey declined to make that loyalty pledge, saying he wouldn’t be “'reliable’ in the conventional political sense,” according to accounts shared in the Times’ report.
Comey promised honesty. He now believes that was the start of his downfall, as two sources familiar with Comey’s account of the meeting assert. Read more (5/11/17)
Trump on Friday publicly mulled the idea of ending daily White House press briefings after his spokespeople came out with conflicting stories about the dismissal of now-former FBI Director James Comey.
“As a very active president with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!” Trump tweeted. He continued, “Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future 'press briefings’ and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???” Read more (5/12/17)