Instead, the top cop told he would always be honest with President Donald Trump, and that he was not politically “reliable,” associates of Comey told The Times.
Later in the supper, according to the account, Donald Trump once again requested Comey to commitment his loyalty. Once again, Comey refused.
Comey also tried to explain to the president how he considered he publish at the FBI, saying that the bureau’s director should be a non-partisan, separate enforcer of the nation’s rules. FBI directors are appointed to 10 years terms to ensure independence from governmental signals.
The White House denied the consideration of the supper. Donald Trump himself recounted an evening meal with Comey in interviews with NBC’s Lester Holt on Thursday, in which the issue of loyalty never came up.
“We don’t believe this to be an accurate account,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said The Times. “The reliability of our police officers organizations and their management is essential to President Donald Trump.”
“He would never even recommend the expectation of individual loyalty, only loyalty to our nation and its excellent people.”
Donald Trump suddenly fired Comey on Tuesday, saying in instructions during the time that the ouster was suggested by Deputy Lawyer General Rod Rosenstein. But president contradicted that declaration on Thursday, telling Holt that he would have fired Comey regardless of Rosenstein’s recommendation. “I was going to fireside regardless of recommendation,” he said.