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Comey says he was concerned Trump might lie about January meeting

Under questioning by Senate Intelligence Committee ranking Democrat Mark Warner (D-Va.), Comey said part of the reason he chose to document his private January meeting with President Trump was because he was worried that the president might misrepresent their conversation.

Comey said in his written testimony, which was released yesterday, that he didn’t have a habit of documenting meetings with former President Obama. But because of the circumstances, the subject matter and the “nature of the person” with whom he was interacting, Comey chose to make notes immediately following the matter.

“I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of that meeting,” Comey testified.

James Comey testimony: Updates and reaction

Former FBI director James B. Comey is set to testify today in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.; a closed hearing is to start at 1 p.m.

Comey’s testimony was previewed on Wednesday in written remarks in which he describes President Trump’s demand of loyalty and the investigations.

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