The New York Daily News tweeted a preview of it’s Friday front page with commentary on former FBI director James Comey’s Thursday testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee:
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 8, 2017
The tabloid slammed President Trump as a “liar” after fired FBI Director James Comey said the Trump administration lied about him and his former agency.
“The administration chose to defame me and, more importantly, the FBI by saying that the organization was in disarray, that it was poorly run,” Comey said during his testimony on Thursday. “Those were lies, plain and simple.”
Comey also said that he kept notes of his conversations with Trump because he did not trust the president, to tell the truth about their meetings.
“The nature of the person,” Comey said when asked why he kept detailed notes. “I was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting, so I thought it really important to document.”
Comey said he did not feel the need to do the same thing with former President George W. Bush or former President Barack Obama.
The paper’s front page lists three takeaways from the testimony: “Trump lied about Flynn obstruction try,” “Trump lied by calling Russia case a hoax” and “Trump lied about why I was fired.”
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Trump on Thursday, telling reporters he is “not a liar” hours after ousted FBI Director James Comey said the president had lied about the FBI.
“I can definitively say the president is not a liar,” Sanders told reporters during an off-camera briefing at the White House. “I think it is frankly insulting that question would be asked.”
The Washington Post’s Fact Checker team claims that President Trump has made at least 623 false and misleading claims in his first 137 days in office.