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CNN: FBI's McCabe Tells Congress Trump Sought Comey's Loyalty

(CNN's "The Situation Room")

By    |   Thursday, 21 December 2017 07:40 PM

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told congressional investigators this week fired Director James Comey had told him President Donald Trump had asked for his loyalty before his dismissed him in May, CNN reported Thursday.

The cable networked based its report on "three sources with knowledge of the matter."

McCabe, who is under fire after the recent release of emails slamming Trump and backing Democrat Hillary Clinton between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, made the statements in testimony before three House committees — Intelligence, Judiciary and Oversight.

Strzok was removed from Russia special counsel Robert Mueller's team after the emails were discovered.

In June, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had disclosed the Trump "loyalty" conversations to several senior FBI subordinates and also kept notes of his discussions with the president.

Several Republicans have called for McCabe's removal — and many party members continue to raise creditability questions about Mueller's investigation.

In his testimony, McCabe told legislators about two Comey meetings with Trump: a dinner in January, in which the president directly asked him for his loyalty, and a February session in which Trump suggested Comey go easy on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was under investigation for his Moscow ties.

House committee members declined to provide details of McCabe's testimony — telling CNN it was "confidential" though not classified.

However, Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, who sits on the Oversight Committee, said McCabe did not discuss issues relating to Mueller's investigation.

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Fired Director James Comey told FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe that President Donald Trump had asked for Comey's loyalty before his dismissed him in May, according to CNN.
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